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The Other Side of Hope (N/C 12+)

22 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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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 Wikstrom, 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 promises topicality and plaintive emotions as Kaurismäki tackles the most pressing of global issues: the plight of the refugee. 

  • Director Aki Kaurismäki
  • Cast Sakai Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Janne Hyytiäinen
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Run time 1h38m
  • Language English
  • Country Finland
  • Original title Toivon Tuolla Puolen
  • Year 2016
  • Thanks to Curzon Artificial Eye
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