Philip Hoffman retrospective at DocPoint Helsinki
The DocPoint Documentary Festival in Helsinki, Finland presents torn formations, a retrospective of the work of York film Professor Philip Hoffman, January 27-29, 2016.
Hoffman’s signature productions weave fiction and documentary with personal content to create a distinctive experimental ‘diarist’ cinema. As visiting professor at the Helsinki University of Art and Design in the 1990s, he influenced a generation of Finnish documentarists. The retrospective, co-curated by Hoffman and Finnish film artist Sami van Ingen, features five programs of works by Hoffman, coupled with shorts by his Finnish colleagues. As part of the retrospective, Hoffman will give a masterclass and engage in a panel discussion with Finnish filmmakers.