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01 Oct / 14 Oct - Uncategorized

A French Film Fall on Yle Teema

Untill the 14 th of October Spend these darkening fall evenings in the company of Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva and Jacques Tati.  Yle Teema is dedicating a cycle to French cinema. Classical movies can  be seen on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Read more here:

20.-30.9. The biggest Finnish film festival will present Cannes winners Shoplifters (Hirokazu Koreeda) and Borders (Ali Abbasi) which features Finnsih actor Eero Milonoff. For this 31st edition the festival will show a wide range of French classics and nouveautés. The full programme will be revealed on the 7th of septembre More informations:

19 Aug / 02 Sep - Uncategorized

Crazy Year 1968

19.8.-2.9.2018 To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Festival, KAVI offers a programmation inspired by the event of 1968. Three French movies or coproduction will show a glimpse into a revolutionary year that changed France. Citizen Langlois is a cinematographical study of the infamous “affaire Langlois”. In 1968, French culture minister André Malraux tried to fire…Continue Reading >

13 Jun / 18 Jun - Uncategorized

Portrait of Barbet Schroeder

Barbet Schroeder is a multi-faceted filmmaker who made his film debut as a critic during the Nouvelle Vague movement for the Cahiers du Cinéma magazine. At the age of 22, he built his company Les Films du Losange, which produced films by Eric Rohmer, Michael Haneke and Jacques Doillon among many others. In addition to…Continue Reading >

12 Jun / 25 Jun - Uncategorized

Portrait of Mahamad-Saleh Haroun

In the past fifteen years the Chad born director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun has been gaining international acclaim. Haroun has been awarded in the prestigious Venice International Film Festival as well as in Cannes (2010). He was at the time the first Chadian director to be attending as well as the first to win in the main…Continue Reading >

11 Jun / 25 Jun - Uncategorized

Portrait of Bulle Ogier

Bulle Ogier (Marie-France Thielland) worked in her youth for the Chanel fashion house until a high-quality experimental theatre group (i.a. Marc’O., Jean-Pierre Kalfon, and Pierre Clément) swept the talented woman away. Jacques Rivette was one of those enthusiastically wearing down the auditorium seats, one of the most important co-operationists in her future career in film….Continue Reading >

11 Jun / 25 Jun - Uncategorized

Portrait of Olivier Assayas

Such as the directors of La Nouvelle Vague, Olivier Assayas begins his career with reviews and short movies. He writes in Les Cahiers du Cinéma, and makes himself known with his short movie Laissé inachevé à Tokyo (1982). Asian movies big fan, he supervises a special issue related to this topic in Les Cahiers. He…Continue Reading >

18 May / 30 Jul - Uncategorized

Jacques Tati retrospective at Orion

13.05.-29.07. Jaques Tati might be the first true French comedy director. Jour de fête, 1949 13.05.2018 16.00 Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot, 1953 27.05.2018 16.00 Mon oncle, 1958 10.06.2018 16.00 Playtime, 1967 15.07.2018 18.00 Trafic, 1971 22.07.2018 18.00 Parade, 1974 29.07.2018 18.00

14 May / 11 Aug - Uncategorized

Orion : a Tribute to Jeanne Moreau

May – August 2018 Originally a theatre actress, Jeanne Moreau (1928-2017) became the muse of French Nouvelle Vague and worked for the greatest directors in film history. Orion is dedicating a whole movie cycle to her most prestigious collaborations: François Truffaut, Orson Welles, Elia Kazan, Luis Bunuel. Read more: Jules and Jim François Truffaut, 1962…Continue Reading >

03 May / 13 May - Uncategorized

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival

From the 4th until the 13th of May 2018 Espoo Ciné International Film Festival has established itself as a showcase of modern European cinema in Finland. The festival is dedicated to screen films that demonstrate the variety of European filmmaking with an emphasis on new talent, discovery and artistic quality. Espoo Ciné International Film Festival’s…Continue Reading >

27 Apr / 13 May - Uncategorized

The House by the Sea – Robert Guédiguian

From the 27th of april at Kino Engel Ascaride, Darroussin, Meylan and Jacques Boudier, who plays neighbour Martin, have been acting together so long in Guédiguian films that their spontaneously nuanced interaction feels telepathic. The sense of having seen them grow older together is delicately played on in this story of mortality and reconciliation with…Continue Reading >

17 Apr / 20 May - Uncategorized

The Wild Bunch

Maurice may look like a penguin – but he’s a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he’s the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the…Continue Reading >

05 Apr / 26 Apr - Uncategorized

See You Up There

Thursday 5th of April at 6.30 pm Kinopalatsi 1 – Kaisaniemenkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki Written, directed by and co-starring Albert Dupontel in his most ambitious project yet, the film features a handful of jaw-dropping moments — such as an excruciating battle across no man’s land — held together by a strong cast, including BPM (Beats…Continue Reading >

04 Apr / 18 Apr - Uncategorized

Out now in Finland: BPM

Grand Prix in Cannes, 6 Césars, BPM is finally out in Finland Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act up – Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his…Continue Reading >