Kaurismäki-Land: A Sad and Beautiful World

Kaurismäki-Land: A Sad and Beautiful World How to be a Human: Three Films by Aki Kaurismäki is showing September 18 - October 9, 2020 on Mubi in the United Kingdom.Above: The Other Side of Hope.As Finland’s most successful cinematic export, ...

‘Irradiated’ Review: Rithy Panh’s Horrifying Supercut of War and Suffering Across the 20th Century

‘Irradiated’ Review: Rithy Panh’s Horrifying Supercut of War and Suffering Across the 20th Century “Evil will hunt us if we don’t throw it out from us with open palms,” a disembodied voice declares to us in French at the start of “Irradiated,” Rithy Panh’s mesmerizingly bleak montage of war in the ...

Sarah Gavron’s ‘Rocks’, Fyzal Boulifa’s ‘Lynn + Lucy’ to compete in Les Arcs Film Festival

The festival, held in the French Alps, will have a timely ecological angle for the first time. The Les Arcs Film Festival has unveiled the line-up for its 11th edition, which will unfold in the ...

The Best Movies New to Every Major Streaming Platform in August 2019

Netflix may get most of the attention, but it’s hardly a one-stop shop for cinephiles who are looking to stream essential classic and contemporary films. Each of the prominent streaming platforms — ...

Terrence Malick, Corneliu Porumboiu films receive matching scores on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

Terrence Malick, Corneliu Porumboiu films receive matching scores on Screen’s Cannes jury grid Both titles recorded an average of 2.5. Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers and Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life are the latest titles to bed down on Screen’s Cannes 2019 jury grid, with both films ...

Do You Speak Kaurismäki?

Aki Kaurismäki. Photo courtesy of Janus Films.Watching an Aki Kaurismäki film can feel like dropping in on a world just out of step with our own. All the elements are there—the streets, the buildings, ...

‘Crown of Emara’ Board Game Review

Anyone looking at Crown of Emara on a shelf would be forgiven for dismissing it instantly for one of the numerous, generic looking German euro/roundel style games that are released in their hundreds ...

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #58. Salt of Tears (Le Sel des larmes) – Philippe Garrel

Salt of Tears (Le Sel des larmes) Showing no signs of slowing, French director Philippe Garrel commences work on his twenty-seventh feature film Salt of Tears (Le Sel des larmes), which is set to ...

Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, and Greg Kinnear to Star In Ira Sachs’ ‘A Family Vacation’

Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, and Greg Kinnear to Star In Ira Sachs’ ‘A Family Vacation’ For his seventh feature, beloved American auteur Ira Sachs is taking his gig on the road. Sachs’ newest film, “A Family Vacation,” will start production this October in Portugal, and the “Love Is ...

Joshua Reviews Aki Kaurismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope [Theatrical Review]

Sometimes, the best things in life are worth waiting for. 2017 has seen the return of filmmakers like Lucrecia Martel after 9 years since her previous feature film, and while he may not have made a ...

Review: The Other Side Of Hope, Extremely Silly and Endlessly Charming

I find it odd that no major filmmakers are tacking the Syrian refugee crisis. An estimated five million people have fled the war torn country since 2012 and the number easily doubles when you add up ...

‘The Other Side of Hope’ U.S. Trailer: Aki Kaurismäki Brings His Unique Vision to the Refugee Crisis

We’ve seen a number of excellent documentaries capture the European refugee crisis, but when Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki decided to take it on narrative form for his first film since 2011’s Le ...

‘The Other Side of Hope’ Trailer: Aki Kaurismaki’s Silver Bear-Winning Deadpan Comedy Explores Refugee Crisis — Watch

‘The Other Side of Hope’ Trailer: Aki Kaurismaki’s Silver Bear-Winning Deadpan Comedy Explores Refugee Crisis — Watch Lauded Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki has developed something of a knack for taking timely, seemingly wrenching stories of human drama and turning them into timely, weirdly hilarious stories of ...

New York Film Festival: 13 Films We Can’t Wait to See This Year, From ‘Lady Bird’ to ‘Last Flag Flying’

New York Film Festival: 13 Films We Can’t Wait to See This Year, From ‘Lady Bird’ to ‘Last Flag Flying’ The New York Film Festival kicks off later this week, sending us straight into the second half of a very busy fall festival season. In preparation for the festival, we’ve pinpointed its most exciting ...

Nyff Announces 2017 Main Slate, Including ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and More

Nyff Announces 2017 Main Slate, Including ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and More It’s beginning to look a lot like fall festival season. On the heels of announcements from Tiff and Venice, the 55th edition of the New York Film Festival has unveiled its Main Slate, including a ...

'The Other Side Of Hope' to open Sarajevo Film Festival

'The Other Side Of Hope' to open Sarajevo Film Festival Aki Kaurismaki’s latest set as festival opener. Aki Kaurismaki’s The Other Side of Hope will open the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival on August 11. The Finnish director’s latest will screen at the ...

The Other Side of Hope review – wry refugee comedy

A Syrian asylum seeker finds friendship with a hapless Finnish restaurateur in part two of Aki Kaurismäki’s migrant trilogy The latest from Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki follows Syrian asylum ...

The Other Side of Hope review – coolly comic take on the refugee crisis

Aki Kaurismäki’s tale of a Syrian refugee who stows away to Finland mines the deadpan humour he’s famous for while refusing to flinch from heartbreak and hardship The movies of Finnish director Aki ...

Movies Are Essential Now: How a Big Film Festival Helped Our Troubled World Cope — Berlinale 2017

Movies Are Essential Now: How a Big Film Festival Helped Our Troubled World Cope — Berlinale 2017 The first time I went to the Berlin Film Festival, the city was existentially cold, cottoned in fog, and grayer than “Wings of Desire.” And I loved it. I had just been laid off and my personal life ...

Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2017 Berlin Film Festival Movies

Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2017 Berlin Film Festival Movies “The Other Side of Hope” Winsome, sweet, and often very funny, the second chapter of Aki Kaurismäki’s unofficial trilogy about port cities is a delightful story about the power of kindness that ...

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