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Thank you for attending Cinemaissí 2020!

Thank you for attending Cinemaissí 2020!

Thank you everyone for attending the 15th edition of Cinemaissí!

This year Cinemaissí explored a new way to produce a film festival and you, our lovely audience, showed us that it doesn’t matter how Cinemaissí is organized – the only thing that matters is our mutual love for Latin American film and culture.

This year Cinemaissí was mainly an online festival with few limited onsite screenings at Cultural Centre Caisa. We were delighted to see that the our viewing numbers remained the same as in 2019, which not only indicates a valuable interest from you towards a carefully curated selection of the best Latin American cinema but also it is a valuable expression of your support for the Cinemaissí community.

Despite the circumstances, our onsite festival at Caisa had more than 300 visitors and four out of the six screenings were sold out. At the online festival, the films were viewed more than 1,800 times, which means that this year’s program had more than 2000 views in total! Especially the online festival passes were a popular item – it is wonderful to see that our audience wants to dive into the world of Cinemaissí and experience it to the fullest. The online festival came with one amazing advantage, everyone in Finland could travel to Latin America with us. Our online platform gained the most viewers in the region of Uusimaa but also people from e.g. Tampere, Turku, Pori and Oulu visited Cinemaissí and enjoyed our film selection.

Your feedback means everything to us, especially this year when we are learning how to organize an online festival. We want to improve our concept of an online festival to be even better and more functioning. Leave us feedback in the comments or in our social media.

See you next year! Cinemaissí 2021 is organized October 20th-24th 2021. 

 

Cinemaissí 2020 was made possible with the support of TAIKE, City of Helsinki and the Ibero-American Institute of Finland, and with the collaboration ARMA Alliance and Embassies of Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile in Finland.

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Drama Fiction

Piola

Piola

Country: Chile
Year: 2019
Director: Luis Alejandro Pérez
Duration: 100min
Language: Español
Subtitles: English
Genre: fiction, drama
Age limit: 16 

ONLINE

Watch anytime during the festival in FesthomeTV

Trailer

Synopsis

Piola is a story about three young Chileans. Martin and Charly spend their time making rap music. One night they find a weapon, while a girl loses her dog. Although seemingly unrelated, these stories are intimately linked, telling the difficult passage from adolescence to adulthood.

“A rap-fueled coming of age tale — Through a series of subplots, the film also touches on issues of race, class, immigration and the near-unbreakable bonds between close friends.” (Jamie Lang, Variety)

Piola on tarina kolmesta nuoresta chileläisestä. Martin ja Charly viettävät aikaansa tehden rap-musiikkia. Eräänä yönä he löytävät aseen, kun samanaikaisesti eräs tyttö menettää koiransa. Vaikka nämä kaksi tarinaa vaikuttavat täysin irrallisilta toisistaan, ne kuitenkin liittyvät läheisesti yhteen kertoen vaikeasta siirtymisestä murrosiästä aikuisuuteen.

”Rapilla maustettu kasvutarina — monien juonenkäänteiden kautta, elokuva koskettaa myös rotu-, luokka- ja siirtolaisuuskysymyksiä sekä lähes rikkomattoman läheisiä ystävyyssuhteita.” (Jamie Lang, Variety)

Piola es una historia sobre tres jóvenes chilenos. Martín y Charly pasan su tiempo haciendo rap. Una noche encuentran un arma mientras una niña pierde a su perro. Aunque aparentemente no tienen relación, estas historias están íntimamente ligadas y cuentan el difícil pasaje de la adolescencia a la adultez.

“Una historia de crecimiento impulsada por el rap: A través de una serie de subtramas, la película también aborda cuestiones de raza, clase, inmigración y los lazos casi inquebrantables entre amigos cercanos.” (Jamie Lang, Variety)

Piola é uma história de três jovens chilenos. Martin e Charly passam o seu tempo livre a fazer música rap. Uma noite encontram uma arma quando uma menina perde o seu cão. Embora não pareçam relacionadas, estas histórias são intimamente ligadas e contam a difícil passagem da adolescência à vida adulta.

“Uma história de amadurecimento alimentada pelo rap — Através de uma série de sub-enredos, o filme também aborda questões de raça, classe, imigração e os laços quase inquebráveis entre amigos íntimos.” (Jamie Lang, Variety)

Expert review

“Rap music has an exceptional capacity to transform and adapt itself to any culture and become a localized entity. Even if I might not be familiar with the local scene in Santiago de Chile, I instantly recognize this culture in Piola as my own.”

– Paleface

Film

You will find the film here on the festival week 21-25.10.2020.


Piola is available all of the festival week.

Categories
Documentary

Complexos

Complexos

‘Complexes’
Country: 
Brazil
Year: 2020
Director: JV Santos
Duration: 26min
Language: Português
Subtitles: English
Genre: documentary
Age limit: 16

ONLINE + ON-SITE

Watch anytime during the festival in FesthomeTV

This movie has an on-site screening in Caisa

Thursday 22.10 at 17.00

Synopsis

The short documentary ‘Complexos‘ features intimate and emotional views on how residents of favelas in Rio de Janeiro use media and arts to raise their voices and act for justice, dignity and respect. ‘Complexos’ is part of a collaborative process between the Finland-based Anti-Racism Media activism Alliance (ARMA Alliance) and the favela-based audiovisual collective Cafuné na Laje.

‘Complexos’ was made possible by the financial support of the Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation (Finland) and Kone Foundation (Finland).

Lyhyt dokumenttielokuva Complexos esittelee intiimin ja koskettavan tarinan siitä, miten Rio de Janeiron favelojen asukkaat käyttävät mediaa ja taidetta äänensä esiintuomiseen sekä taisteluun oikeudenmukaisuuden, ihmisarvon ja kunnioituksen puolesta. Complexos on osa suomalaisen Anti-Racism Media Activism Alliancen (ARMA Alliance) ja favelataustaisen kollektiivin Cafuné na Laje:n yhteistyöprojektia.

Complexos-elokuvan tekemisen ovat rahoittaneet Ellan ja Georg Ehrnroothin sekä Koneen säätiöt.

El corto documental ‘Complexos’ presenta diferentes puntos de vista, íntimos y emocionales, sobre cómo los residentes de las favelas de Río de Janeiro utilizan los medios de comunicación y las artes para alzar la voz y actuar por la justicia, la dignidad y el respeto. ‘Complexos’ es parte de un proceso de colaboración entre la Anti-Racism Media Activism Alliance (ARMA Alliance), con base en Finlandia, y el colectivo audiovisual Cafuné na Laje, con base en las favelas de Río de Janeiro.

‘Complexos’ pudo ser realizado gracias al apoyo financiero de la Fundación Ella & Georg Ehrnrooth (Finlandia) y a la Fundación Kone (Finlandia).

O documentário em curta-metragem, Complexos, retrata de um modo sensível e intimista perspectivas diferentes de como residentes de favelas no Rio de Janeiro usam a mídia e as artes para lhes dar mais visibilidade – lutando por justiça, dignidade e respeito. Complexos faz parte de um projeto colaborativo entre a associação de mídia ativista, e de cunho anti-racista sediada na Finlândia (ARMA Alliance) e a cooperativa audiovisual fundada na favela, Cafuné na Laje.

A concretização do documentário se dá graças ao apoio financeiro da Fundação Ella e Georg Ehrnrooth e da Fundação Kone, ambas finlandesas.

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Cinema in Conversation

The Anti-Racism Media Activist Alliance joins Cinemaíssi for a Cinema in Conversation about ‘Latin American Racism in Films: From Lived Experience to Anti-Racism Action’.

The discussion follows the screening of Complexos and Miriam Miente on Thursday 22.10 at 19.00.

Film

You will find the film here on the festival week 21-25.10.2020.


Complexos is available all of the festival week in a combined screening with Miriam Miente

Categories
Documentary

Las Sembradoras de Vida

Las Sembradoras de Vida

‘Mothers of the Land’
Country: Peru
Year: 2019
Directors: Diego y Alvaro Sarmiento
Duration: 74min
Language: Español, Quechua
Subtitles: English
Genre: documentary
Age limit: 12

ONLINE

Watch anytime during the festival in FesthomeTV

Trailer

Synopsis

Mothers of the Land accompanies five women from the Andean highlands in their daily struggle to maintain a traditional and organic way of working the land. In the context of an ever-growing industrialization of agriculture and climate change, it is women who, connected to earth through bounds of sisterhood, take on the role of protectors and pass down the teachings to the next generation.

Mothers of the Land premiered at the 69 Berlin Film Festival and was produced by HDPERU: an indigenous film collective, focused on the defense of native peoples’ rights and environmental conservation in the Andes and the Amazon of Peru.

Mothers of the Land seuraa viittä naista ja heidän päivittäistä selviytymistaisteluaan Andien ylängöillä. Maatalouden kasvavan teollistumisen sekä ilmastonmuutoksen paineessa naiset – joilla on sekä taloudellinen että henkinen side viljelemäänsä maahan – pyrkivät ylläpitämään perinteisiä työskentelytapojaan sekä välittämään oppinsa seuraaville sukupolville.

Mothers of the Land sai ensi-iltansa 69. Berlin Film Festivaaleilla, ja sen on tuottanut HDPERU, alkuperäiskansojen oikeuksien puolustamiseen ja ympäristönsuojeluun Perun Andeilla ja Amazonilla keskittynyt elokuvakollektiivi.

Sembradoras de Vida sigue a cinco mujeres del altiplano andino en su lucha diaria por mantener una forma tradicional y orgánica de cultivar la tierra. Con una creciente industrialización de la agricultura y el cambio climático, son estas mujeres quienes, conectadas a la tierra a través de los enlaces de la hermandad, tienen que asumir el papel de protectoras y pasar sus enseñanzas a la próxima generación.

Sembradoras de Vida se estrenó en el 69.° Festival de Cine de Berlín y fue producida por HDPERU, un colectivo de cine indígena enfocado en la defensa de los derechos de los pueblos nativos y en la conservación del medio ambiente en los Andes y en la Amazonía del Perú.

Mothers of the Land (‘As Semeadoras da Vida’) acompanha cinco mulheres dos altiplanos andinos na sua luta diária de manter a maneira tradicional e orgânica de trabalhar a terra. No contexto da crescente industrialização da agricultura e do câmbio climático, são as mulheres conectadas à terra por laços de irmandade que assumem o papel de protetoras e passam os ensinos à próxima geração.

Mothers of the Land estreou no 69 Berlin Film Festival e foi produzido por HDPERU, um coletivo de filme indígena, enfocado na defensa dos direitos de povos nativos e na proteção ambiental nos Andes e na Amazônia peruana.

Film

You will find the film here on the festival week 21-25.10.2020.


Sembadoras de Vida is available all of the festival week.

Categories
Drama Fiction

Yo, imposible

Yo, Imposible

CountryVenezuela, Colombia
Year: 2018
Director: Patricia Ortega
Duration: 97min
Language: Español 
Subtitles: English
Genre: fiction, drama
Age limit: 16

ONLINE + ON-SITE

 

 Thursday 22.10 at 18-21 in FesthomeTV

 

 Saturday 24.10 at 17-20 in FesthomeTV

 

 Sunday 25.10 at 17-20 in FesthomeTV

This movie has an on-site screening in Caisa

Sunday 25.10 at 15.00

Trailer

Synopsis

Ariel is a young dressmaker whose first intimate encounter with a boy proves to be an extremely painful experience. After a medical visit, she obtains a dubious diagnosis. Tenaciously digging into her past, Ariel discovers she was indeed born different and underwent several surgeries as a baby to be turned fully into a female. This truth immerses her in the path to find forgiveness and freedom.

Ariel on nuori ompelija, jonka ensimmäinen intiimi kohtaaminen pojan kanssa osoittautuu erittäin kivuliaaksi kokemukseksi. Lääkärikäynnin jälkeen hän saa kyseenalaisen diagnoosin. Ariel kaivelee menneisyyttään itsepintaisesti ja saa selville, että olikin syntynyt erilaisena. Hän on käynyt vauvana läpi useita leikkauksia, joilla hänestä tehtiin nainen. Tämän totuuden selviäminen vie hänet matkalle etsimään anteeksiantoa ja vapautumista.

Ariel es una joven sastre, cuyo primer encuentro íntimo con un chico resulta ser una experiencia extremadamente dolorosa. Tras una visita médica, recibe un diagnóstico poco concluyente. Indagando tenazmente en su pasado, Ariel descubre que nació diferente y fue sometida a varias cirugías cuando era bebé para convertirse en una mujer. Este descubrimiento la lleva a una busqueda de perdón y libertad.

Ariel é uma jovem costureira, cuja primeira relação sexual com um garoto se mostrou poder ser dolorosa. Depois de uma consulta ao médico ela obtém um diagnóstico duvidoso. Após persistentemente fuçar seu passado, Ariel descobre que na verdade ela nasceu diferente, e que passou por várias cirurgias enquanto bebê a fim de ser transformada num corpo inteiramente feminino. Essa descoberta a faz mergulhar num processo de perdão e libertação.

Expert review

“Intersex representation in cinema has been practically non-existent, until the turn of the millennium. – – – Being Impossible helps spread the awareness of damaging procedures.”

– Aikku Meura, activist

“Intersukupuolisuuden edustus elokuvissa on ollut lähestulkoon olematonta vuosituhannen vaihteeseen saakka. – – – ’Yo Imposible’ auttaa levittämään tietoisuutta vahingollisista toimenpiteistä.”

– Aikku Meura, aktivisti

“La representación intersexual en el cine ha sido prácticamente inexistente, hasta el advenimiento del milenio….Yo imposible ayuda a difundir la conciencia sobre estos procedimientos dañinos.”

– Aikku Meura, Activista

“A representação da intersexualidade no cinema praticamente não existia, até a virada do milênio. – – – Eu, Impossível ajuda a disseminar a consciência sobre os procedimentos prejudiciais.”

-Aikku Meura, Ativista

Film

You will find the film here on the festival week 21-25.10.2020.


Yo, imposible has two screenings. You can see the film on Thursday 22.10. at 18-21 and Saturday 24.10 at 17-20.

Categories
Comedy Drama Fiction

Pacarrete

Pacarrete​

Country: Brazil
Year: 2019
Director: Allan Deberton
Duration: 97min
Language: Português
Subtitles: English
Genre: fiction, comedy
Age limit: 12

ONLINE + ON-SITE

Watch anytime during the festival in FesthomeTV

This movie has an on-site screening in Caisa

Friday 23.10 at 20.00

Trailer

Synopsis

Pacarrete, a former ballet dancer who lives in northeast Brazil, decides to dust off her tutu slip and her ballet slippers to perform a classic dance for her city’s 200th anniversay celebration. A poignant debut feature from Allan Deberton, this broad comedy turns increasingly contemplative as the true nature of Pacarrete’s daily life becomes apparent. 

“…it is a film that bears watching to the end, if nothing else for [Marcelia] Cartaxo’s extraordinary ability to be fascinating and liberating, whatever her state of mind… batty but utterly understandable heroine.” (Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter)

Pacarrete, Koillis-Brasiliassa asuva entinen balettitanssija, päättää karistaa pölyt tutustaan ja balettitossuistaan esittääkseen klassisen tanssin kotikaupunkinsa 200-vuotisjuhlassa. Allan Debertonin kiehtova debyyttiohjaus on monialainen komedia, joka muuttuu yhä mietiskelevämmäksi, kun Pacarreten jokapäiväisen elämän todellinen luonne tulee vähitellen esiin.


“… tämä on elokuva, joka on katsottava loppuun asti – ainakin [Marcelia] Cartaxon roolisuorituksen vuoksi. Hänellä on poikkeuksellinen kyky olla kiehtova ja vapauttava, oli hänen mielentilansa mikä tahansa… Hän on mielipuolinen, mutta samalla niin ymmärrettävä sankaritar.” (Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter)

Pacarrete, una exbailarina de ballet que vive en el noreste de Brasil, decide desempolvar su tutú y sus zapatillas de ballet para preparar un baile clásico para la celebración del 200 aniversario de su ciudad. Esta comedia –un debut conmovedor de Allan Deberton– se vuelve cada vez más contemplativa a medida que se hace evidente la verdadera naturaleza de la vida diaria de Pacarrete.


“… es una película que vale la pena ver hasta el final, al menos por la extraordinaria habilidad de [Marcelia] Cartaxo para ser fascinante y liberadora, independientemente de su estado de ánimo… una heroína chiflada, pero absolutamente comprensible”. (Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter)

Pacarrete, uma ex-bailarina que mora no Brasil nordestino, decide tirar a poeira do seu tutu e dos seus sapatos de balé para realizar uma dança clássica para as celebrações do 200° aniversário da sua cidade. Esta comédia, um debute comovente de Allan Deberton, volta-se cada vez mais contemplativa enquanto a verdadeira natureza da vida diária da Pacarrate se torna aparente. 

“…é um filme que precisa de ser visto até ao fim, quanto mais não seja pela extraordinária capacidade de [Marcelia] Cartaxo de ser fascinante e libertadora, sem importar o seu estado de espírito… uma protagonista maluca mas absolutamente compreensível.” (Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter)

Film

You will find the film here on the festival week 21-25.10.2020.


Pacarrete is available all of the festival week.