Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Finnish auteur and king of deadpan Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Man Without a Past) returns with this award winning story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner. Khaled (Sherwan Haji) arrives in Helsinki hidden in a coal container, after fleeing war-torn Syria. He meets Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a former shirt salesman who has recently left his wife for a new life as a bachelor restaurateur.
Featuring Kaurismäki's trademark sight gags and one liners, THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE is a timely film from one of the world's leading filmmakers.
"Gorgeous, cuttingly poignant"- The Telegraph *****
"Devilishly funny" - The Guardian ****
Watch the trailer here
Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 14th of August. The film is free to club members (£35 for 12 films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members. Non-members can buy tickets on the night or in advance from here.
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