Night Visions International Film Festival, the biggest genre film fest in the Nordic region, will conquer the screens of Helsinki, Finland from November 9th to November 13th, 2016. The main venue of the festival is the Kinopalatsi cinema, located in the very heart of the country’s capital.
The final lineup will feature a total of over 40 feature films and a selection of shorts.
The titles confirmed so far include a breathtaking selection of acclaimed features from four different continents, all having their Finnish premiere on the Night Visions screens.
From the United Kingdom, the festival is extremely proud to introduce the audiences to Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, a decadent adaptation of the J.G. Ballard (Crash) novel of the same name, and featuring a stellar cast including Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons.
From Ireland comes Billy O’Brien’s striking psychological horror I Am Not A Serial Killer, featuring Christopher “Back to the Future” Lloyd in a highly substantial role.
The Wailing (Goksung) by Na Hong-jin received its World premiere in the official selection of the Cannes International Film Festival in May. This twisted story of possession and exorcism gone wrong went on to break box office records at its home turf in South Korea soon after the Cannes premiere.
The Master (Shi Fu) arrives to Helsinki from mainland China. The martial arts masterpiece set in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin of the 1930s is written and directed by Xu Haofeng, a Wu Xia author, film critic and martial artist also known as one of the screenwriters of Wong Kar-Wai’s epic The Grandmaster (2013).
A slightly different contemporary take on martial arts is on display in Karate Kill, written and directed by Kurando Mitsutake (Samurai Avenger, Gun Woman) of Japan.
The ever-growing documentary section of Night Visions is spiced up by Rocco, the long-awaited feature length portrait of the legendary Italian adult entertainment star Rocco Siffredi, by the French director duo of Thierry Demaiziere and Alban Teurlai.
The ticket sales of all screenings of the Night Visions International Film Festival will start on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at www.finnkino.fi as well as all Finnkino cinemas across Finland.
Watch this space for the second wave of lineup annoucements, due by the end of September, 2016.