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The Other Side Of Hope (12A) S

Friday 26 May 2017 to Thursday 08 June 2017

The Other Side Of Hope (12A) S

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  • Director Aki Kaurismäki
  • Origin Finland
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 98 minutes

"Devilishly Funny" ★★★★ - The Guardian
 

Six years since the award-winning Le Havre, Finnish master Aki Kaurismaki returns with this comedy-drama – the second in a planned trilogy focusing on port cities – and this time informed by the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe.

Kaurismaki regular Sakari Kuosmann stars as Wikstrom, restauranteur and former travelling salesman who crosses paths with a Syrian refugee (Sherwan Haji), part of a newly arrived group in Finland. Kaurismaki brings his deadpan humour to the very real topical matter with style, sensitivity and wit.