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…






Finnish youth are meeting to form a new model of society

Article written by Thierry Francis Mbabane, pictures courtesy of Jussi Vierimaa, video by Thierry Francis Mbabane. Young people living as a minority in Finland create new spaces to communicate with other youth in order to protect democracy. It was April 2019 that I visited Sibelius Museum in Turku and witnessed the launch of Sahwira Literature Rhythms…






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…