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Love & Anarchy Tickets On Sale Now – And The Screenings Are Only A Part Of The Festival


Ticket sales for individual Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy screenings have begun. The festival kicks off on Thursday, September 16, and comes to a close on Sunday, September 26, with a wide variety of events and special screenings in Helsinki.


Ticket sales for individual Love & Anarchy screenings have started. For the moment, tickets can still be reserved. Unclaimed reservations are returned for sale at 12:00 on Tuesday, September 14. Please click here for further information on the ticket sales and box offices.

This year, there are around 600 screenings, meaning that there are plenty of seats available. Extra screenings of popular films will be added, so keep an eye on the Love & Anarchy social media. There are also a number of online screenings. Ticket sales for online screenings have begun. Click here for additional information on the online screenings.

Content warnings have been introduced to the festival. If a film contains material of a potentially disturbing nature, this is mentioned on the festival website. Content warnings may include spoilers, which is why they are accessed separately by clicking the box below the film description.

Love & Anarchy has also opened a new social media account. Letterboxd is a service aimed at cinephiles where users write reviews, engage in discussions, and follow what films their friends have watched. Information on the entire 2021 festival programme can be found there for easier introduction and for collective reviewing. Check the account here.


Clubs And Special Screenings

The Love & Anarchy opening night is celebrated in grand style at the Monkey RoofTop Bar on the roof terrace of the Scandic Simonkenttä hotel on Thursday, September 16, starting at 18.30. The venue offers a magnificent view over the rooftops of Helsinki, and beats are provided by DJ Renaz. The entrance to the event is free.

The terrace of La Torrefazione at Lasipalatsi has special offers for moviegoers throughout the festival. The glamour of cinema lingers on in the darkening autumn evenings with a DJ Rob Bridges playing on club evenings on Fridays and Saturdays. Try the brand new festival cocktails Love and Anarchy at La Torrefazione. The entrance is free.

For the festival audience with an appetite for films and food alike, the Riviera cinema offers a film brunch that combines cinematic pleasures with culinary experiences on Saturdays, September 18 and 25. The films shown are the wine-themed documentary BLIND AMBITION and A TASTE OF HUNGER, set in a posh Copenhagen restaurant.

Outdoor screenings take place in the uniquely urban Kino Gas built into the Suvilahti gasometer. Its steel walls, inside a 50m wide gas container, hold a quality cinema under a starry sky. Kino Gas marks the start of the Suvilahti gasometers’ cultural use. The screenings have been organized in cooperation with Pop Up Kino Helsinki. Food and refreshments are available. For more information on the Kino Gas screenings, click here.

This year’s only silent film, DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS, is a German one from 100 years ago. It is shown with an accompaniment by the pianist Matias Tyni.


Discussions For A Better Future

The popular Love & Anarchy masterclasses continue when the renowned Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan tells about his films and how he works. The audience may present questions to the internationally successful filmmaker who will participate online to the masterclass held at the Bio Rex Festival Centre on Saturday, September 18, at 12:00. Participation is also possible from home via Zoom. The programmer from the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI), Katri Tenhola, will moderate the discussion. In addition, three Stanley Kwan films are shown during the festival.

The festival also has numerous discussions on a variety of topics. A panel discussion about the Love & Anarchy Gala PLEASURE, with its director Ninja Thyberg, journalist Ina Mikkola and writer Anu Silfverberg is organized in cooperation with the feminist magazine Tulva. In honour of the animal welfare organisation Animalia’s 60th year, a discussion on the representation of animal rights and emotions, with a focus especially on the hit documentary GUNDA.


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The 34th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy will take place September 16–26 in Helsinki cinemas. The programme has been published and tickets are available on our website at hiff.fi.