One of the main attractions of the festival, this British drama offers a heartfelt journey through Britain and showcases Spall’s masterful acting skills. The film gives a touching glimpse into the current state of the country. Known for his roles in “Mr. Turner” (2014), “Secrets & Lies” (1996) and the “Harry Potter” film series (2004-2011), Spall will also be seen in the upcoming BBC crime series “The Sixth Commandment”, premiering on 1 November in Yle Areena and YLE TV1.
Audiences will have the opportunity to engage with the accomplished actor as he shares insights into his amazing career on the 23rd. September at the Last Turn show at Lasipalatsi’s Bio Rex. The discussion is hosted by the CEO of Love & Anarchy, Anna Möttölä. “The Last Turn” arrives in theaters nationwide on September 29.
In addition to Timothy Spall, the guest line-up of Love & Anarchy includes two prominent figures from the world of Estonian cinema. Rainer Sarnet, known for films such as “November” (R&A 2017) and “The Idiot” (R&A 2011), presents his kung fu comedy “INVISIBLE BATTLE”, set in the 1970s Soviet Union, which competed at the Locarno Film Festival. At the same time, a documentary filmmaker Give Hints presents his intimate debut work “SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD”, which was recognized as the best international documentary at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January. Anna Hints will be in Helsinki 17-19 September and Rainer Sarnet 21-24 September.
Ticket sales for the Love & Anarchy event, which started last Thursday, have been brisk. Several gala screenings have already sold out, including the opening film “MIRVIÖ – A DANGEROUS PLAY”, the R&A gala film “POORTHINGS”, the Venice Film Festival Grand Prize winner, the gala champion film “FIXED ZONE”, and the closing film “PAST LIVES”. Especially other highlights of the festival that have caused a lot of buzz are the human rights gala film “JE’VIDA”, the Finnish gala film “PELURI – DEATH IS THE PROBLEM OF THE LIVING”, Pedro Almodóvar‘s short films “STRANGE WAY OF LIFE + THE HUMAN VOICE”, Kelly Reichardt‘s indie hit ‘SHOWING UP’, last year’s Oscar nominee ‘LIVING’ and British indie gem ‘SCRAPPER’.
The 36th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy began on September 14 with the opening gala screening of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “MONSTER – A DANGEROUS PLAY”. The festival promises to be a celebration of world cinema and a forum for meaningful discussions about the versatile stories of cinema.
Source: The Nordic Page