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Helsinki Cine Aasia 2015 says thank you

Helsinki Cine Aasia 2015 came to a close yesterday on Sunday 15 March. This year around 1,800 film-enthusiast attended various events during the four-day festival. Among the most popular events was the screening of Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014) – the festival’s opening film. Another Chinese film, Zhang Yimou’s  epic drama Coming Home (2014), was […]

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New screening location: On the Job and Fires on the Plain

The screening locations for Saturday’s 14.3. screenings of On the Job and Fires on the Plain have been switched due to technical difficulties. Contrary to earlier information On the Job will be screened in Bio Rex at 9 PM and Fires on the Plain will be screened in Andorra at 9 PM. We will begin […]


Helsinki Cine Aasia is here 12-15 March!

Helsinki Cine Aasia kicks off today! Finland’s first and only festival of Asian films begins on Thursday 12 March and continues until Sunday 15 March. The festival brings a plethora of films from East and Southeast Asia to central Helsinki. On the bill there is something for everyone – acclaimed drama, female energy, international guests. […]

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Director Natsuka Kusano will be attending Helsinki Cine Aasia

Natsuka Kusano’s debut film Antonym (2014) is part of the official Helsinki Cine Aasia 2015 programme. Antonym follows the trendy Aya, an office worker by day and an aspiring scriptwriter by night. Her teacher at a scriptwriting course selects Aya’s piece of writing for production as a radio play – but only if she agrees to find someone […]


Japan A-Go-Go! Helsinki Cine Aasia club

Friday 13 March, 9pm to 3am Dubrovnik (Eerikinkatu 11) Ticket 5€ + cloakroom, tickets available from this website from 5 March The Charades (FI) play eleki versions of Japanese film and TV themes (Lupin the 3rd, Ultra Q, Shudaika Key Hunter, etc.) along with danceable go-go music! Afterwards an eclectic surprise selection of Japanese music […]


Helsinki Cine Aasia on-line ticket sales have begun!

Ticket sales for the Helsinki Cine Aasia screenings have begun! Tickets can be purchased from each film’s individual page, which can be found under the “Films” category on this site. The ticket price is 8€. The festival voucher includes 5 tickets and costs 35€. You can buy the voucher from here. You can use the voucher […]


It’s out! Helsinki Cine Aasia 2015 programme is published!

Our 2015 programme explores the history of Asian cinema. Garuda Power – The Spirit Within (2014) casts the light on the history of Indonesian action films and Spotlight on Bhutan introduces its viewers to the short history of Bhutanese Cinema. Uzumasa Limelight (2014) portrays an old samurai movie extra and Chigasaki Story (2014) is a […]

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Wuxia action classics at Orion

Helsinki Cine Aasia and the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) are collaborating to bring to the Orion a mini-series of historical action films from the Chinese speaking world known as ‘wuxia’. King Hu, the genre’s grand old man, worked in Taiwan in the 1960s. His 1967 film, Dragon Inn (Long men kezhan) took the genre to […]


Join us in making Helsinki Cine Aasia happen!

Do you like Asia and films? Join us in making Helsinki Cine Aasia happen! Finland’s only Asian film festival will be held in Helsinki on 12-15 March. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with things like distribution of posters and customer services. If you are interested please contact us at Please mark your email […]

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Black Coal, Thin Ice opens Helsinki Cine Aasia

Helsinki Cine Aasia’s opening film this year is a Chinese thriller Black Coal, Thin Ice. Diao Yinan’s thriller follows a former policeman who investigates a series of murders. He will also need to find out who is the mystery woman who is somehow connected to them all. This modern film noir was awarded the Golden Bear for the best film […]


Helsinki Cine Aasia is coming!

This year Helsinki Cine Aasia will be held on 12-15 March. As before, you will find us at Bio Rex, Andorra, Dubrovnik and Orion where we will be showing you the best of contemporary Asian cinema. So put aside the dates and stay tuned – more information coming soon!

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Helsinki Cine Aasia 2014 says thank you!

Helsinki Cine Aasia came to a close yesterday.  The festival enticed even more visitors to join in than last year with over 300 more over-all visitors. We even had several sold-out screenings! The most popular screenings included the opening film Like Father, Like Son (2013) screened in collaboration with Cinema Mondo. The other Japanese films […]