The Love and Anarchy Festival in Helsinki draws over 60,000 admissions

This years Helsinki International Film Festival – Love and Anarchy has managed to draw in over 60,000 admissions for 500 screenings and 180 shorts from all over the world.

This comes after three of the main venues closed down, forcing the festival to spread around the capital and fill up new venues in the suburbs.

Among the Nordic films that screened at the festival are Finnish Mika Ratto’s Samurai Rauni (pictured), Danish Tobias Lindholm’s A War, Swedish Måns Månsson’s The Yard and the documentary about Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen, titled Magnus.

The festival’s industry sidebar, the Finnish Film Affair, presented 24 new Finnish works in progress as well as 21 projects in development, with more than 200 local and foreign participants heading to the event.

Next years festival will happen between the 14th and 24th of September.



Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.