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The Other Side of Hope (12A)

26 May - 8 June

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Six years after the sublime, award-winning Le Havre, Aki Kaurismäki returns with the second film in a planned trilogy focusing on port cities. Kaurismäki regular Sakari Kuosmanen stars as Wikström, a poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman who crosses paths with a Syrian refugee (Sherwan Haji) who has just arrived in Finland. Shot on 35mm in Helsinki by Timo Salminen, The Other Side of Hope offers topicality, deadpan humour and plaintive emotions as Kaurismäki tackles one of the most pressing global issues: the plight of the refugee. 
Specially commissioned programme notes will be available.

£5.50 ticketsFri 26 May (13.45, 16.00) / Fri 2 Jun (16.30)

The Finnish screenwriter employs his usual sensitivity to highlight the experiences of two men who flee their homes and form an unlikely friendship

★★★★ The Guardian
  • Director Aki Kaurismäki
  • Cast Sakai Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Janne Hyytiainen
  • Certificate 12A: moderate violence, racist behaviour
  • Running time 1h38m
  • Language Finnish with English subtitles
  • Country Finland
  • Year of production 2017
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