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The Other Side of Hope
Friday, December 8 @ 8:30pm - 10:30pm
One event on December 9, 2017 at 6:45pm
One event on December 10, 2017 at 6:15pm
One event on December 11, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on December 12, 2017 at 9:00pm
One event on December 13, 2017 at 9:30pm
One event on December 14, 2017 at 8:30pm
Leave it to Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre), peerless master of humanist tragicomedy, to make the first great fiction film about the 21st century migrant crisis. Having escaped bombed-out Aleppo, Syrian refugee Khaled seeks asylum in Finland, only to get lost in a maze of functionaries and bureaucracies.
Meanwhile, shirt salesman Wikström abandons his wife with bitterly droll brevity, wins big in a poker game, and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant whose deadpan staff he also inherits. These parallel stories dovetail to gently comic and enormously moving effect. Kaurismäki’s politically urgent fable won the Best Director award in Berlin, the International Critics’ Prize in San Sebastian, and is nominated as Best Film at the European Academy Awards.
Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org