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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

El campeón del mundo

El campeón del mundo

‘Champion of the World’
Country:
 Uruguay
Year: 2019
Directors: Guillermo Madeiro and Federico Borgia
Duration: 79min
Language: Español
Subtitles: English
Genre: documentary
Age limit: 12

ONLINE

Watch anytime during the festival in FesthomeTV

Supported by the Embassy of Uruguay in Finland. 

Trailer

Synopsis

Today, he keeps socks in sports nutrition packaging. He can hardly make ends meet, sometimes he plays the piano, but taking care of his teenage son has become the essence of his life. He is a former bodybuilding champion – a man in crisis torn between his adventurous past and unsure future. He has been left with a serious kidney disease after his sports career, but Antonio Osta has not said his last word yet. The authors of the documentary capture a complex relationship between the father and the son; asking valid questions about the meaning of masculinity and strength.

Nykyään hän pitää sukkia urheiluravinnepakkauksissaan. Hänen tulonsa tuskin riittävät elämiseen. Joskus hän soittaa pianoa, mutta teini-ikäisen poikansa kasvattamisesta on tullut hänen elämänsä tärkein asia. Hän on entinen kehonrakentaja – kriisissä oleva mies, joka tasapainottelee värikkään menneisyytensä ja epävarman tulevaisuutensa välillä. Urheilu-uransa jälkeisestä vakavasta munuaissairaudesta kärsivä Antonio Osta ei ole vielä sanonut viimeistä sanaansa. Dokumentissa kuvataan onnistuneesti isän ja pojan monimutkaista suhdetta, ja pohditaan niin maskuliinisuuden kuin fyysisen voimankin merkitystä.

Hoy en día, guarda sus calcetines en envases de nutrición deportiva. Apenas puede llegar a fin de mes y a veces toca el piano, pero cuidar a su hijo adolescente se ha convertido en la esencia de su vida. Él es un excampeón de fisiculturismo, un hombre en crisis, dividido entre su pasado aventurero y su futuro incierto. Se ha quedado con una grave enfermedad renal tras su carrera deportiva, pero Antonio Osta aún no ha dicho su última palabra. Los autores del documental capturan una relación compleja entre el padre y el hijo – haciendo preguntas válidas sobre el significado de la masculinidad y la fuerza.

Hoje em dia ele mantém suas meias juntas aos seus suplementos esportivos. O dinheiro mal dá para pagar as contas. Às vezes ele toca piano, mas cuidar de seu filho adolescente se tornou sua prioridade. Ele é um fisicoculturista profissional – um homem que questiona seu passado aventuroso e futuro incerto. Depois de sua carreira esportiva ele acabou sendo diagnosticado com uma doença renal, mas Antonio Osta ainda não se decidiu. Os autores do documentário capturam uma complexa relação entre pai e filho; levantando questões relevantes sobre como a masculinidade e força são vistas.

Film

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


El campeón del mundo 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
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
Drama Fiction Horror

La Llorona

La Llorona

Country: Guatemala, France
Year: 2019
Director: Jayro Bustamante
Duration: 96min 
Language: Español, maya 
Subtitles: English 
Genre: fiction, drama, horror
Age limit: 16

ONLINE

Watch Friday 23.10 at 18-21 in FesthomeTV

 

Sunday 25.10 at 16-19 in FesthomeTV

Trailer

Synopsis

With the words “If you cry, I’ll kill you”, General Enrique murders a woman and her kids in Guatemala’s armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against Enrique, now retired, who oversaw the genocide. But he’s acquitted through a mistrial and spirits of the living, and the dead are unleashed. Day and night, Enrique starts to hear their wailing. His wife and daughter believe he’s having bouts of Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Little could they suspect that their new housekeeper, Alma, is there to mete out the vengeance the trial did not. 

“Rich and Unsettling, La Llorona Demands Your Attention” (K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair) 

“An Artful Guatemalan Horror Movie About the Ghosts of a Genocide” (David Ehlrich, IndieWire)

Sanoen “jos itket, tapan sinut”, kenraali Enrique murhaa naisen ja hänen lapsensa Guatemalan aseellisessa konfliktissa. Kolmekymmentä vuotta myöhemmin jo eläköitynyttä Enriquea vastaan nostetaan syyte kansanmurhasta. Hänet kuitenkin vapautetaan syytteistä, ja elävien kuolleiden henget pääsevät valloilleen. Päivin ja öin Enrique alkaa kuulla niiden valitusta. Hänen vaimonsa ja tyttärensä uskovat, että hänen käytöksensä johtuu Alzheimerin taudista. Heillä ei ole aavistustakaan siitä, että heidän uusi taloudenhoitajansa Alma on tullut hakemaan kostoa, jota oikeus ei pannut täytäntöön. 

“Rikas ja epämukava, La Llorona vie kaiken huomion.” (K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair) 

“Taiteellinen guatemalalainen kauhuelokuva kansanmurhan aaveista.” (David Ehlrich, IndieWire)

Con las palabras “Si lloras te mato”, el general Enrique asesina a una mujer y sus hijos en el conflicto armado de Guatemala. Treinta años después, se inicia una causa penal contra Enrique, ahora jubilado, que supervisó el genocidio. Pero el tribunal lo absolverá de todos los cargos, y los espíritus de vivos y muertos se desatan. Día y noche, Enrique comienza a escuchar sus lamentos. Su esposa y su hija creen que se debe a su Alzheimer, pero poco podían sospechar que su nueva ama de casa, Alma, está allí para tomar la venganza que no tuvo por medio de la justicia. 

“Rica e inquietante, La Llorona exige su atención” (K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair) 

“Una ingeniosa película de terror guatemalteca sobre los fantasmas de un genocidio” (David Ehlrich, IndieWire)

Com palavras como “Se chorar, eu mato você”, o general Enrique mata uma mulher e seus filhos no conflito armado da Guatemala. Trinta anos depois, o já aposentado Enrique é acusado de um crime por comandar um genocídio. Apesar de tudo, ele foi absolvido, liberando assim os espíritos tanto de vivos quanto de mortos. Enrique passa então a ouvir suas queixas dia e noite. Sua esposa e filha acham que ele está tendo crises relacionadas à doença de Alzheimer. Mal podiam suspeitar que sua nova empregada doméstica, Alma, estava ávida por vingança. 

“Rico e perturbador, La Llorona rouba a cena” (K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair) 

“Um filme de terror artístico guatemalense sobre os fantasmas de um genocídio” (David Enrich, IndieWire)

Film

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


La Llorona has two online screenings. You can watch it on Friday 23.10. at 18-21 and Sunday 25.10 at 16-19.