THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12A)

Date Time
Tues 20th June 7.45pm
Weds 21st June 7.45pm

Dir: Aki Kaurismäki | Finland | 2017 | 100 mins | Finnish w\Eng ST
Cast: Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji

Finnish master of deadpan comedy Aki Kaurismäki returns with a sequel to his sublime, award-winning Le Havre with the profound, funny and humane comedy-drama The Other Side of Hope, a port city story informed by the ongoing European migrant crisis. Khaled (Sherwan Haji) stows away to Helsinki in a coal container, fleeing Syria. Dazed and frustrated by the bureaucracy he encounters at the detention centre, he heads into the streets. There he meets Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a former salesman trying to start a new life as a restaurateur and together, they help each other to navigate unfamiliar, often baffling new worlds.

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