SAT 6.5. FROM 10.00 TO 15.15, ESPOO CULTURAL CENTRE
Junior Ciné opens its doors in a merry way! The festival's Family Day offers plenty of free-of-charge screenings, workshops and events, suitable for children of all ages!
FINLAND'S FIRST VR CINEMA
SAT 6.5 & SUN 7.5. FROM 11.00 TO 20.30, SCREENINGS STARTING ON THE HOUR, ESPOO CULTURAL CENTRE, TOP FLOOR
Finland's first virtual reality cinema opens its doors in Espoo Ciné. The VR Cinema exhibits visually stunning 360 degree movies, viewed through a Samsung Gear VR Head device. There are three screenings available: Journeys, Scifi and Documentaries. Each screening lasts a half an hour and consists of several short stories. There are no Finnish versions available. Unfortunately the content is not suitable for children under seven years. Tickets: €8,50
SAT 6.5. AT 21.00, Kutojantie 4 (Kera)For one night, an abandoned industry hall turns into a podium for the latest Finnish short films and hottest electronic music bands. This is your perfect offbeat escape from the city centre. The evening's main performer is the cult band Cleaning Women, playing everyday housekeeping objects. Villa Nah and Suad are the additional performers. A recipe for a legendary night.
Short films - English spoken or no dialogue:
Sore eyes for infinity (Elli Vuorinen, 2016)
Au pair (Tatu Pohjavirta & Mark Ståhle, 2017)
The Pink Bike (Robert Ly, 2016)
Mixteip - The greatest tape ever told (Teemu Åke, 2016)
The festival bus offers transportation from Tapiola to Helsinki through Kera. The bus leaves from Tapiola exceptionally at 21.10.
KeraCiné is organised in collaboration with the collective Vialliset.
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MEDIA EDUCATION SEMINAR
TUE 9.5. FROM 13.00 TO 17.00, KINO TAPIOLAThe importance of media education is growing day by day. For teachers and anyone interested in the topic, Espoo Ciné organises a seminar that provides tools to dismantle new media phenomenons.
This year's seminar consists of two panel discussions. The first one is dedicated to the role of media education in early childhood education, and the second one explores hate speech and disinformation from a media education perspective. In relation to the latter part, we screen Elina Hirvonen's new documentary Boiling Point (Kiehumispiste).
The seminar is held in Finnish, but the documentary is subtitled in English. Read more in Finnish on the Junior Ciné seminar page.
TUE 9.5. AT 19.15, LOUHISALITo celebrate Europe Day, Espoo Ciné hosts a discussion and a European band. Romanian-born Elena Mindru's Rom Ensemble performs jazz with Romanian folk influences. The young musicians have impressed audiences and critics alike across Europe.
Before the concert, Oskari Mänttäri interviews Juhana Aunesluoma, the director of the Network for European Studies, as well as band leader Elena Mindru, about the current challenges ahead for Europe. Free of charge!
The discussion is held in Finnish. The event is organised in collaboration with Opintokeskus Sivis.
THU 11.5. AT 17.30, NEXT TO ESPOO CULTURAL CENTRE BASINEspoo Ciné moved to a better cycling season! Hop on your bike to our annual bike meetup in Tapiola to test ride special bike models, watch BMX shows, participate in our standstill competition or just get your bike in shape for spring. After the event, you can watch Stephen Frears' feature film The Program, about the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong. Read more...
WAR/PEACE -PREMIERE PARTY
THU 11.5. AT 21.00, TAPIOLA GARDENAfter the premiere of War/Peace, there is a chance of seeing the soundtrack composers Tuomo & Markus live at work. Tuomo Prättälä and Markus Nordenstreng's new power duo recently released its debut album, which they recorded in Tucson with their friends who include John Stirratt (Wilco, Autumn Defense), John Convertino, Joey Burns and Jakob Valenzuela from Calexico, Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense), and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks). Tuomo & Markus combine unusual arrangements and vintage- and modern technology with a sound reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills & Nash.
One of the film's main characters, Bill Ayers, from the infamous Weather Underground-movement, will be present at the club.
The film is spoken in English and subtitled in Finnish. Free of charge!