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AKI KAURISMÄKI

Through Thursday, November 30

“One of the most accomplished and coherent bodies of work of any European filmmaker to emerge since the 1970s.”
– Michael Brooke, Sight & Sound

Film Forum presents a one-week series showcasing six gems by the acclaimed Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki – all on 35mm prints – November 24-30. The series is in advance of our December 1 US theatrical premiere of his first film in six years, THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE – winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.                

A master of stylish, humanist comedies – marked by dry humor, deadpan dialogue, deeply saturated colors (courtesy of Kaurismäki’s longtime cinematographer, Timo Salminen), precise, minimalist décor and impeccable comic timing – Kaurismäki seems to have summoned his characters and settings from another era. Yet his films play like timeless fables, and these tales of the working class (THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL), unemployed (ARIEL), refugees (LE HAVRE), and outcasts (THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST, LIGHTS IN THE DUSK) unfold with a lighter touch than you might expect.

Special thanks to Brian Belovarac and Emily Woodburne (Janus Films), Tom Prassis and Michael Dicerto (Sony Pictures Classics), Marcus Hu and Nathan Faustyn (Strand Releasing), and Katie Trainor and James Layton (Museum of Modern Art). 

Films in this Series

Friday, November 24

12:30   2:30   4:40   7:00

Friday, November 24

9:10

Saturday, November 25

12:30   2:30   4:30   8:45

Saturday, November 25

6:30

Monday, November 27

12:30   5:50   7:30

Monday, November 27

2:10    9:10

Monday, November 27

3:50

Tuesday, November 28

12:30   4:50   7:00

Tuesday, November 28

2:30   9:10

Wednesday, November 29

12:30    4:50

Wednesday, November 29

2:30  7:00

Wednesday, November 29

8:50

Thursday, November 30

12:30   2:30   4:45   7:00   9:10