The last two days of Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy start today with previously announced extra screenings and surprise movies. On Sunday, the programme offers Side Effects, the presumable last studio film by Steven Soderbergh.
The Saturday screenings kick off with two comedies, AUSTENLAND by Jerusha Hess and Joss Whedon’s fresh and original Shakespeare adaptation MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (sold out).
Furthermore, there is a rare opportunity to see the visually stunning nature documentary SAMSARA in a rare 4K format as well as Inigo Westmeier’s DRAGON GIRLS about girls of different ages going to a severe kung fu school in China. Another extra screening on Saturday is the Swedish family drama BLONDIE. The documentary MILIUS, about legendary screenwriter/director John Milius is seen in the ”surprise film” slot (Orion at 2pm).
On Sunday the surprise movie slot is taken over by Steven Soderbergh’s SIDE EFFECTS (Bio Rex 9pm). The romantic comedy ENOUGH SAID, starring late James Gandolfini, will be screened at 12 in Kino Engel 1 and 2. Sunday is also the last chance to see some of the great music films at HIFF.
Music-filled Bollywood comedy YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI will be screened in Bio Rex at 11.30 am, starring one of India’s hottest actors at the moment, Ranbir Kapoor. After Bollywood, why not move on to Africa, when Bio Rex is being taken over by AYA OF YOP CITY, an animation which takes place in Ivory Coast (2.15 pm). The main character of the sunny animation is 19-year old Aya, who dreams of becoming a doctor.
The 2013 edition of the Helsinki International Film Festival ends on Sunday evening with a sold-out screening of Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA. Continue celebrating at HIFF’s club at Dubrovnik at the festival’s closing club, where the ambience is fuelled by DJ Paska Sohva.
Picture from Side Effects