How to Look at Women – see the discussion (2020) »

Benedetta Barzini, Anu Koivula, Inka Achté and Anu Silfverberg discuss about “How to look at women” at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival Saturday 1 February, 2020. You can view the video here.

DocPicks: Tips for Sunday »

DocPicks V Gems from all around the world for the last day of the festival The meditative film AETHER is a beautiful homage to the disappearing Kurdish region of South-East Turkey and its unique nature. The documentary is a collection of moments and images recorded by four cinematographers, that capture the cycle of life and […]

DocPicks for Friday and Saturday »

DocPicks V Premieres, Masterclass, discussions and party! Friday and Saturday are full of fascinating films and charismatic filmmakers. This Friday at the festival will be full of screenings, guest visits, and various events! Eva Mulvad will present her working methods to the audience in an open Masterclass in Kino Regina (1pm-4pm). After her lecture, her […]

DocPicks: Tips for Thursday »

DocPicks III On Thursday at DocPoint it’s the chance to see the international premiere of VIDEO BLUES, with director Emma Tusell joining the screening at Maxim to answer questions from the audience. The director’s childhood home videos form the material of the film, which she rewinds again and again to try to find the truth […]

DocPicks: Tips for Wednesday »

DocPicks II Criticism of capitalism and complicated family relations Numerous guests are arriving to DocPoint festival on Wednesday, January 29th. Among them is the main guest of this year’s festival Mehrdad Oskouei, who will be present at the Q&A session after his film SUNLESS SHADOWS, together with the producer Siavash Jamal. SUNLESS SHADOWS is a […]

DocPicks: Tips for the beginning of the festival week »

DocPicks I LADY TIME (Neiti Aika), the much awaited film by Elina Talvensaari, opens the 19th DocPoint ­– Helsinki Documentary Film Festival on Monday the 27th January, 2020. LADY TIME opens the 7-day-festival in Bio Rex, but it’s not the only screening of the opening day. The beautiful Cinema Orion screens DocPoint films all week. […]

Mehrdad Oskouei: A Voice for the Silenced »

DocPoint’s retrospective guest Mehrdad Oskouei decided at 15 to become a voice for those unable to speak for themselves. When Mehrad Oskouei was 15 years old, he decided to kill himself. His merchant father had gone bankrupt numerous times due to his gentle-heartedness and no one was there to answer the family’s calls for help. […]

Festival picks of the day (2019) »

Feel good movies for the weekend! The technically accomplished, smoothly rolling LOS REYES  and its sympathetic characters provide a welcome breather between busy daily routines. The daily bustle in the Los Reyes skate park in Chile is observed in the film from the vantage point of two dog pals. THE ARTIST & THE PERVERT presents an unconventional […]

DocPoint Picks of the Day: Thursday, Jan 31st (2019) »

Day four of the festival starts with a Masterclass with the festival’s retrospective guest Helena Třeštíková in Kino Regina at 10:00–12:00. Among the reruns during the weekend are Třeštíková’s A MARRIAGE STORY and DOOMED BEAUTY. A seminar in Dubrovnik asks whether digitalisation is killing film criticism and examines the future prospects of film criticism. The […]

DocPoint Picks of the Day: Wednesday, Jan 30th (2019) »

The third day of the festival is full of unique events, excellent documentary films and interesting meetings with the makers! MONROVIA, INDIANA by Frederick Wiseman, who is regarded as the most important American documentarist, provides an insight into the life in the American countryside and starts the day in Kino Regina. BAMBOO STORIES gets its […]