SCREENING 29 different movies from 14 different countries, the Latin American Film Festival Cinemaissí is once again being staged in Helsinki.

With a special focus this year on Brazilian film, the festival offers a further glimpse into the social, political and cultural diversity of Latin America, with films screening at Andorra, Kino Engel and Maxim.

This year sees visiting guests such as Guatemalan filmmaker Luis Argueta and Elena Roger, who commenced her career acting in musicals in her native Buenos Aires in 1995.

Furthermore, Cinemaissíto children’s festival offers something for the whole family, being staged for the first time at Vuotalo Cultural Center on 6 October and at Luckan on 13 October.

Latin American Film
Festival Cinemaissí

18-21 October
Andorra, Kino Engel
and Maxim

Alongside the film festival, TransformArte is a one-week project hosted by two Peruvian professionals of community art that aims to use conversation on the possibilities of art as a tool for social change – in Latin American and worldwide.

James O’Sullivan