Helsinki festival ends with record attendance numbers
Jacques Audiard [pictured] presents closing night film Rust & Bone.
The Helsinki International Film Festival (Love & Anarchy) wraps today with a new record of 57,500 admissions sold by 5 pm today (some tickets are still being sold for late screenings). At least a quarter of festival screenings were sold out.
The festival also boasted its largest programme of 180 features and 70 shorts from 50 countries. During the 11-day festival, 450 screnings were held.
The festival wraps tonight with Jacques Audiard presenting Rust & Bone.
Other guests welcomed in Helsinki include Clip director Maja Milos, Beasts of the Southern Wild producer Dan Janvey, Either Way director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, The Parade Actor Goran Jevtic, Hell director Tim Fehlbaum, Orheim Company director Arild Andresen, and Demons actor Tambet Tuisk.