Have you already decided, which films you are going to see at Helsinki Cine Aasia this year? The festival programme is full of interesting premiers and thought-provoking & impassioned quality drama which can make choosing difficult. To help you out, we have listed here the festival organisers’ picks of films that we don’t want to miss – and neither do you!
Eija Niskanen, programming director: We Make Antiques! is a wacky fiddle, featuring a nosy antiques dealer and the best ceramist in the village plus a host of other eccentric figures. Who knows whether they will find a genuine 500-year old tea ceremony cup or not?
Centaur is a new opening for our festival country-wise as it is a Kyrgyz film. It deals in an interesting manner with the clash of the traditional and the modern as well as the horse myth common to many Central Asian countries. There is also a discussion related to the film with Victoria Peemot which unlocks the horse theme to the uninitiated.
We make antiques! is screened on Thursday 15th March at 18:15 and on Sunday 18th March at 17:15 at Korjaamo Kulmasali. Centaur is screened on Friday 16th March at 14:00 at Korjaamo Elokuvasali and on Saturday 17th March at 11:30 at Korjaamo Kulmasali. The Saturday screening is followed by a discussion with Victoria Peemot.
Read moreOrganisers’ picks from the Helsinki Cine Aasia 2018 programme