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A new film festival is taking over Helsingborg – with a home-built cinema hall

A new film festival is taking over Helsingborg – with a home-built cinema hall

In an industrial building in Gåsebäck, about fifteen used sofas and armchairs are arranged in rows. Here, film producer and director Hussein Kurimbhoy has created his own cinema, where he will open the Gåsebäck Film Festival on Friday evening – an idea he has wanted to realize since moving to Helsingborg three years ago.

– I have worked with film festivals for several years, all over the world, and I felt that there was a need for a small film festival here in Helsingborg to bring together young directors and people who want to learn how to make films, says Hussein Kurimbhoy. .

International meets local

The program includes feature films and documentaries from around the world. Many of them have previously been screened at major international film festivals, including Cannes.

Visas is also producing the short film “I Need Help,” which was made during a summer internship in Dalhem. In collaboration with Glömska, also a Helsingborg-based filmmaker, it will now be shown for the first time on the big screen.

“It's about community”

The festival is supported by the city of Helsingborg and the Skåne region, while many volunteers help during the weekend. Hussein Kurimbhoy hopes that this event will attract many Helsinki citizens interested in cinema and make them feel at home in the salon.

– Everyone is welcome here. It's about community, meeting each other and feeling comfortable.

Watch Hussain show around his movie theater in the clip above.