The 32nd Helsinki International Film festival: “57000 visitors, 160 feature films and 191 short films”. My experience and opinion

Article written by Gloria De Felice    Helsinki International Film Festival “Love&Anarchy” is the most popular cinema festival in Helsinki. It lasts around 10 days. It offers different movies from all around the world, giving the biggest focus on nowadays society through filming. Most of the movies have English subtitles. They also organize forum discussions…

BodyTalks – Questioning the importance of thinness through theatre

Written by Anna Olkinuora   Laiha on parempi ihminen asks us why is a person considered somehow better when thin. Thinner is better. It is more beautiful, desirable. Want to be successful? Get thin! Want more friends? Lose some weight! Teatteri Toivo wants to question this and speak up for those who do not fit…

HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2019: “I don’t hold a weapon, I only carry a camera. That´s a kind of weapon, or at least, that’s what I think”

Article written by Gloria De Felice  DocPoint 2019, The Documentary Film Festival in Helsinki started on Monday, January 28, and ended on February 3. The event began through an inauguration party in Bio Rex Cinema with the documentary Gods of Molenbeek  by Reetta Huhtanen. The film talks about two young children’s lives in the Molenbeek…

31st Helsinki International Film Festival: It is a great event, but…

Article written by Gloria De Felice  From the 20 to the 30th  of September I had the opportunity to visit The International Helsinki Film Festival “Love and Anarchy” (Rakkautta ja Anarkiaa). It´s always a remarkable experience since it gives me the prospect to evolve my cultural and cinematography perspective.  I discovered new films from all over…

Hay Fever: It´s ShowTime!

Article written by Anna Olkinuora After visiting the rehearsals of Hay Fever just a couple of days before their premiere, I had high hopes for the performance. I have to say I definitely wasn’t disappointed. The whole cast was en pointe in the Thursday performance -and I am pretty sure this applied to all of…

Hay Fever: Noël Coward’s sharp comedy hits Helsinki

Text by Anna Olkinuora    Hay Fever by Noel Coward Finn-Brit Players & Passport Theatre Directed by Adrian Goldman The Finn-Brit Players in co-production with Passport Theatre get together for the second time in Helsinki. This spring, they bring us Noel Coward’s comedy Hay Fever.  I’ve been invited to the rehearsals the weekend before the…

Time travel with Ippolito Caffi at The Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Italian Version: coming soon I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to the curator Claudia de Brün for the excellent guide through the artworks during my visit.  Article by Gloria De Felice Have you ever wished to be a time traveller? Have you ever wondered how some cities look looked like in the mid-1800s? How…

Zodiak Stage double bill: Dance Performance at 2pm&Cheap

Article by Anna Olkinuora Finnish Translation: Soon online!  On 14th of March, a double bill of performances premiered on Zodiak Stage. Both performances were by young artists and both question what dance is as an art form and as a job.   Dance Performance at 2pm   Dance Performance at 2pm is a documentary montage…

Doc Point 2018: a documentary director can change people´s mind

Article written by Gloria De Felice  Italian version  / Articolo in Italiano   We are living in a saturated society, covered by a crowd of news and data. We are living in the era of why, with a focus on appearance and the free knowledge. Nonetheless, we feel we are more ignorant than the day…