The spring 2019 edition of Night Visions International Film Festival wrapped up with a blast in Helsinki on the morning of Sunday, April 14th.
The biggest festival in Scandinavia focusing on (but not limited to) fantasy, horror, science fiction and action cinema conquered a total of five screens in the Finnish capital for five consecutive days. The audience was introduced to 35 feature films and 7 shorts in a total of 66 screenings.
The biggest hits of the festival lineup included Lee Cronin’s Sundance 2019 horror hit The Hole in the Ground (Ireland 2019), Johannes Nyholm’s shocking thriller/drama Koko-di Koko-da (Sweden/Denmark 2019) and Zach Lipovsky & Adam Stein’s sci-fi first feature Freaks (Canada/USA 2018).
In the documentary selection the best performer was Alexandre O. Philippe’s Memory: The Origins of Alien (USA 2019), an in-depth look at the origins of the Ridley Scott classic.
Out of the retro selection, the most popular entries included the Night Visions all-time favourite The Room (USA 2003) by Tommy Wiseau and the Walter Hill classic Streets of Fire (USA 1984).
Night Visions International Film Festival will return to the screens in Helsinki on full scale in November 2019. The exact dates of the fall 2019 edition of the festival will be announced soon.