Helsinki Cine Aasia 2014 juliste

Helsinki Cine Aasia is starting today!

During the weekend a hearthy dose of Asian cinema will be served up.

Contemporary drama, anime and feel-good movies are all included in our line up. In addition we we’ll be blasting musical Asian frequences during Friday’s festival club. Your ears will be filled with with psychedelia, pop, and underground tunes from the past decades up to today.

International guests director-producer brothers Hirobumi and Yuji Watanabe will be visiting from Japan with their film And the Mudship Sails Away. The brothers will be present during the screenings of their film and answer questions from the audience.

Here we have gathered some best picks from the festival line-up.

During the festival you can expect daily updates about the best films on our Facebook page!


Like Father, Like Son (2013) – 19:00 Bio Rex

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s award winning drama tells the story of children switched at birth and contemplates the meaning of family ties.


Library Wars (2013) – 18:15 Dubrovnik

Set in an alternate reality this Japanese blockbuster combines romance, action and comedy. Featured in a starring role is also pop idol Junichi Okada.

Festival club – 21:00 Dubrovnik

Our festival club features sounds from across Asia. Serving up these sounds are Dj Natural Selecta, Dj Kaishakunin and Dj Erbis.


ILO ILO (2013) – 18:00 Bio Rex

Anthony Chen’s drama about the financial crisis of 1997 and the people living amidst it. The film takes a look at the bonds between people across class and race differences.

SHORT PEACE (2013) – 20:30 Bio Rex

Animaation mestarit tulevat yhteen tässä neljästä lyhytelokuvasta koostuvassa antologiassa. Mukana muun muassa Katsuhiro Otomo ja Oscar-ehdokas Shuhei Morita.

The masters of animation come together in this anime anthology made up of four parts. Included are short films from Katsuhiro Otomo and Oscar nominee Shuhei Morita.

And the Mudship Sails Away (2013) – 21:15 Andorra

An indie comedy about a bored back village boy and his take on life.

The films director-producers brothers are also present at the festival and will be presenting their fim and answering the audiences questions!


Ice Poison (2014) – 12:00 Dubrovnik

A drama film from Myanmar that explores the country’s problems and the choices available to its residents.

Judge Archer (2012) – 12:00 Orion

Silmiä hivelevä kungfu-ilottelu, joka näyttää todellisen kungfun todelliset kasvot. Sarjakuvamainen elokuva poikkeaa kungfu-elokuvien valtavirrasta jättämällä pois fantasian ja vaijeriliidon bambulatvoissa.

A kung fu extravaganca that shows the true face of the art of kung fu. The comic book like film is a departure from the mainstream of kung fu films with their fantasy landscapes and flying wire work.

See you at the movies!