2019 is the year of walls. Walls are rising also on the silver screens at the Tampere Film Festival as a part of the extensive programme. Topical social themes will be discussed through the forum of cinema between the 6th–10th of March for the 49th time.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 united Europe and brought new optimism to the continent. Thirty years later, concrete as well as political and social fences are being rebuilt in the world again.

”Could we analyse the world 30 years ago through cinema? What are the paths that have led us to where we are now? Could films help us better understand today’s world, which often seems rather chaotic?” asks Festival Director Jukka-Pekka Laakso, the curator of the Walls screenings.

The Walls screenings offer new perspectives, but also see hope and humour in the issues that building fences causes to individuals. There are both fictive and documentary short films in the screenings.

More information on the Walls Screenings here.

The full programme will be published on February.