1995: Centennial of cinema
|In 1995, Espoo Ciné celebrated the hundredth anniversary of cinema. Within the five festival days, Espoo Ciné screened 87 films from fourteen countries and organized a seminar on film criticism, which was a success. Due to the centennial, the Festival screened A Woman of Affairs, a Clarence Brown film from the silent period, starring John Gilbert and Greta Garbo, who broke through in Hollywood around that time. The Festival was proud to welcome as a guest Leatrice Gilbert Fountain, John Gilbert’s daughter and author of his biography.|
Some of the main themes at the Festival were Believe What You See, Sleepless in Tapiola and Living Images. The programme also included two exhibitions: The Birth of the Movies 1895–1995, assembled by the British Council, and a dashing film-related flower arrangement exhibition by the flower arranging school Kukkakinkerit.
Two panellists of the film criticism seminar, Kari Paljakka & Jussi Mäkelä.
John Gilbert’s daughter Leatrice Gilbert Fountain, interviewed by Peter von Bagh.