Other highlights this year include Musta Jää by Finnish director Petri Kotwica, 2 Days in Paris a romantic comedy directed by and starring Julie Delpy, and Canadian director David Cronenberg’s latest film Eastern Promises.
The closing film this year will be the eagerly awaited Du levande (You, the Living) by Swedish director Roy Andersson (A Swedish Love Story, Songs from the Second Floor).
This year three new themed series will be introduced at the festival: Itä Lähellä (The East Nearby; films from the Middle East), México Lindo (Mexican directors) and Perverssi mediaopas (Perverted Media guide; media critical documentaries with subjects stretching from hip-hop culture to modern art).
The advance ticket sales will start on the 7th (festival passes) and 11th of September (individual tickets).
20TH HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – LOVE & ANARCHY
20 – 30 September, 2007
Festival cinemas in Helsinki:
Bio Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24
Kino Engel and open air cinema Kesäkino Engel, Sofiankatu 4
Andorra and Koff-screen Dubrovnik, Eerikinkatu 11
Maxim, Kluuvikatu 1
Kinopalatsi, Kaisaniemenkatu 2
More info: www.hiff.fi