What is an autumn in Helsinki without few October days filled with fascinating Latin American cinema? We don’t want to find out, and that is why Cinemaissí comes back once again, this year from 20th to 24th October, offering everyone a carefully curated selection of 17 movies that we assure will leave you feeling in awe, reflecting a hundred thoughts, and already looking forward to next year.
When we say we want to offer everyone good cinema, we mean it: Cinemaissí can be enjoyed from anywhere in Finland this year too. 11 of the movies will be available for online screening through our FesthomeTV.
The upcoming program includes female directors, because representation in the arts is more than ever necessary, new directors, because we want to present to you with cinema that goes beyond the mainstream, a selection of high-quality short films, movies suitable for children, and overall an underlying theme of human connections, something that is particularly nowadays so relevant.
The festival’s program goes out on Wednesday 6th October, and to celebrate it, Pien Brewpub in Kallio (Hämeentie 15) will host us for the evening. Artistic director Támara Aalto will present the program and Venezuelan-Syrian singer Ramithawi will be in charge of the music. A perfect kickoff for what waits ahead —find out more about the event here, and stay tuned in our social media for all of what’s coming.