Fame 3

Helsinki International Film Festival: Fame

  • Date


  • Duration

    2 h 14 min

  • Venue

    Pannu Hall

  • Saturday the 16th of September at 21.00

    Age limit for screening: 18 yrs

    Language: English

    Content warnings: abortion, homophobia, racism, sexual violence

Fame is a jubilant, hugely entertaining movie by a man whose principal directing experience has been the making of commercials, and so it is happier, sexier and a little bit livelier than life. (…) The cast is full of glowing newcomers, the score is emphatically upbeat, and the action moves swiftly from character to character, stringing together a lot of subplots in quick succession. (…)

The audition sequence that begins the film lasts nearly half an hour, and it is spectacular, the best thing Fame has to offer. Mr. Parker moves nimbly from one hilariously hair-raising tryout to another, capturing these teenagers' hopes, their silliness, their promise.

Text: Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Obs. the screening is for people over 18 yrs.

Ticket information

Helsinki International Film Festival is in charge of selling the tickets. Please contact HIFF with ticket inquiries.

Festival passes are on sale from the 31th of August. Single screening tickets will go on sale in the online ticket shop on 7 September at 10.00.

HIff festival passes 2023

HURMIO (incl. 5 tickets) 55€

HURMIO Earth Pass* (incl. 5 tickets) 60€

PARATIISI (incl. 12 tickets) 112€

PARATIISI Earth Pass* (incl. 12 tickets) 117€

EUFORIA (incl. 20 tickets) 180€

EUFORIA Earth Pass* (incl. 20 tickets) 185€

*5 € from the Earth Festival Passes is donated to charity.

You can buy a festival pass at tickets.hiff.fi.

Discount groups and complimentary tickets

Discounted HIFF festival passes are sold for students, for people over 70 years old and for unemployed job seekers. Read more on the website of the festival.




Alan Parker


Christopher Gore


Michael Seresin


Michael Seresin

Production design

Geoffrey Kirkland


James Fenton


Michael Gore


Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Antonia Franceschi, Boyd Gaines

Released: 1980

Distributor: Park Circus

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