THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12A)
Wednesday 4th October 2017 - 7:30 pm
Dir: Aki Kaurismaki, 2017, Finland, 100 mins.
With Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen.
Described as ‘a gorgeous tragi-comedy’, there are two heroes at the heart of this compassionate and funny film. Khaled is a young mechanic from Syria who has just arrived illegally in Finland. Sakari Kuosmanen is a failed travelling salesman with a broken marriage, now trying to find a foot in the restaurant business. In spite of their cultural differences these two lost souls form a close friendship supporting each other against life’s tribulations whilst celebrating its pleasures.