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Monday, January 22, 2018
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THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
(NR) 100min
[in Finnish with subtitles]
Feb 6 - 8, 5:30 & 7:45
Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki (Le Havre, Man Without a Past) makes another film featuring his trademark deadpan humor and deep empathy for his down-but-not-out characters. The droll and witty film follows the story of two men: one is a middle-aged salesman who leaves his alcoholic wife, goes to the casino and wins enough money to buy his dream, a run-down seafood restaurant; the other a Syrian refugee who is separated from his sister, denied asylum but escapes detention and remains in Finland illegally. The paths of these two men cross fortuitously.