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(suomi) Helsinki Cine Aasia ja Animatricks esittävät: Belladonna of Sadness Andorrassa 22.–24.4.2016

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Helsinki Cine Aasia and WHS Teatteri Union present the film Tharlo on Sunday 20 March

Third time lucky… Contrary to previously circulated information Tharlo will be screened on Sunday 20 March. More details below.  Tickets: 8€ Location: WHS Teatteri Union (Siltavuorenranta 18) Date & Time: Sunday 20 March at 3pm Tibetan, award-winning director Pema Tseden’s black-and-white drama tells the story of a bachelor and shepherd Tharlo. A policeman asks him […]

Submit your feedback to win a screening pass to next year’s festival

In 2017 we will be celebrating five full years of Helsinki Cine Aasia! We will then be back with even more fabulous selection of films and events – and that’s what you can help us with too. Participate to a customer survey and help us improve Helsinki Cine Aasia. Respondents to the survey have a […]

Helsinki Cine Aasia 2016 thanks filmgoers and supporters – join us next year when we celebrate our fifth year running!

Helsinki Cine Aasia 2016 attracted over 1,300 festivalgoers. In addition to film screenings, the traditional festival club drew j-rock fans to Dubrovnik. The festival, which was organised now for the fourth time already, has established its place as one of the most awaited for film events of the spring season. Helsinki Cine Aasia 2016 opening […]

Programme change: Tharlo replaced with A Girl at My Door

The delivery of the copy of the film Tharlo has been delayed and it will not arrive to Finland in time to be screened at Helsinki Cine Aasia. On Saturday 5 March at 12noon, we will screen A Girl at My Door instead of Tharlo. Tickets to the screening of Tharlo can be used for its replacing […]

We are ready! Helsinki Cine Aasia 2016 kicks off

Long-awaited Helsinki Cine Aasia 2016 is finally here! Later today, the screening of the Johnnie To’s dazzling musical Office will kick off a feast of contemporary East and Southeast Asian cinema. Office will be screened at Kinopalatsi on Thursday 3.3. at 6pm. Japanese films have always been a big hit at Helsinki Cine Aasia, and the advance […]

The director of SWAP Remton Zuasola to visit Helsinki Cine Aasia

This year’s guest of honour at Helsinki Cine Aasia is Remton Zuasola from the Philippines. The director of the autobiographical kidnapping drama SWAP will attend the screening of his film at the festival on Saturday 5 March.  Remton Zuasola was kidnapped when he was less than two year’s old. The director’s fourth feature length film […]

Helsinki Cine Aasia online ticket sale starts soon!

Helsinki Cine Aasia 2016 online ticket sale starts on Thursday 25 February and continues throughout the festival.   Single tickets (8€) can be purchased from each film’s introductory page. Vouchers (35€, 5 tickets) can be bought under Info tab. Vouchers are not personal so you can use them to purchase as many tickets to the same screenings as […]

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The festival team’s picks

This year’s festival programme includes plenty of contemporary Korean films and female energy. On the bill there are not less than four films from South Korea and films by female directors from both Southeast Asia and Japan. The full programme can be viewed here. And as a special treat, here’s what some of our team think […]

Helsinki Cine Aasia 2016 programme: plenty of contemporary Korean films and female energy

Finland’s only Asian film festival Helsinki Cine Aasia proudly presensts the best of contemporary East and Southeast Asian films between 3-6 March, including films rarely shown elsewhere in Finland. The opening film of this year’s festival,  Johnnie To’s musical Office is kinetic, dazzling and thrilling – in other words exactly what you would expect from the master […]

Helsinki Cine Aasia Club: J-rock & Asian Pop Galore!

Friday 4 March 2016, 9pm-2am @ Dubrovnik Free entrance, cloakroom. Rock meets pop at Helsinki Cine Aasia’s club event where j-rock covers and chill Asian vibes are brought to you by FÆK and DJ Natural Selecta.

Are you interested in volunteering at a film festival? Join the Helsinki Cine Aasia crew!

We are again recruiting volunteers to help with organising Helsinki Cine Aasia. Tasks range from customer services to helping with distribution of the festival poster and catalogue. Volunteers are needed already now and during the festival itself between 3-6 March 2016. If you are interested please contact us at Please mark your email with […]

Office by Johnnie To is the opening film of Helsinki Cine Aasia 2016

This dazzling, highly stylized musical from Hong Kong will not leave anyone cold. It is the year 2008 and Lehman Brothers has just gone into administration. This is followed by a global financial crisis, the effects of which are also felt in Asia – exactly at the moment when mainland Chinese financial company Jones & […]