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Aki Kaurismäki: The Other Side of Hope - Outdoor film screening

Sep 10, Sun 20:00-21:45
Kasarmikatu 15
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

As part of the HDW HOP-event, the designers behind the ENTER-installation, Virkkala de Vocht Architects organize a movie screening of Aki Kaurismäki’s new film The Other Side of Hope, which also takes place in the Kaartin Maneesi. The event is directed especially for the new residents of Helsinki. Baklava and mint tee are served by Cafe Damascus.


The Other Side of Hope, written and directed by Kaurismäki, is a story of a Finnish traveling salesman (Sakari Kuosmanen) and a Syrian refugee (Sherwan Haji) crossing paths in Helsinki. The film premiered in Finland February 3 and is distributed by B-Plan Distribution in Finland. The Other Side of Hope is the second part of Kaurismäki’s port cities trilogy which began with Le Havre (2011). In addition to Kuosmanen and Haji, the film features Janne Hyytiäinen, Nuppu Koivu, Ilkka Koivula, Simon Hussein Al-Bazoon and Niroz Haji. The film has been shot in 35mm by cinematographer Timo Salminen. The Other Side of Hope was produced by Kaurismäki for his production company Sputnik together with the production company Bufo. Aki Kaurismäki won the Best Director award for the film at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale.

Screening of the film is supported by Sputnik Oy, Bufo Oy and Pro Av Saarikko Oy.

Bring your own quilt – Dress warmly for the autumn weather.

Recommended minimun age for watching the film is 12 years old. 

Read more about the installation here.


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