THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE – Last showing!

| 2017 | 100 minutes | | ,
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Thursday March 29, 2018
Sunday April 01, 2018
Wednesday April 04, 2018
Thursday April 05, 2018


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki (Le HavreThe Man Without a Past), a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo—and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. As deadpan as the best of the director’s work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters (many of them played by members of Kaurismäki’s ever-reliable stock company), The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference.

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"Honest and artful, Aki Kaurismaki's "The Other Side of Hope," about a Syrian immigrant in Helsinki, is a touching and clearsighted declaration of faith in people and in movies."-- A.O. Scott, New York Times

"In Kaurismäki’s work, it’s if the masks of comedy and tragedy don’t — as usual — face away from each other, but stare each other in the face, as if saying, “You and me, we’re in this together."--David Edelstein, Vulture

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