Helsinki festival takes ‘Control’

Theme of event is 'Love and Anarchy'

STOCKHOLM — Anton Corbijn’s biopic “Control” and Roy Andersson’s “You, the Living” will bookend the 20th Helsinki Film Festival.

Theme of the fest, which opens today and runs until Sept. 30, is “Love and Anarchy.” Guests include Andersson; Goro Miyazaki, son of the Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki; and Jonas Cuaron.

Event introduces three new sections. Mexico Lindo consists of Mexican fest favorites, including Cuaron’s debut, “Ano Una.” In the Middle of East celebrates films from Turkey, Egypt and Israel. The Pervert’s Guide to Media discusses media criticism in film.

Although the Helsinki fest is noncompetitive, awards for director and producer of the year will be handed out Sept. 26 by the Assn. of Finnish Film Directors and the Organization of Finnish Film Producers.

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