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Soon: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE in Cinema House - Sofia

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

Finland, 2017, 98′, color

Director - Aki Kaurismäki
Script - Aki Kaurismäki
Camera - Timo Salminen
Cast - Sherwan Hadji, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Sakari Kuosmanen, Janne Hyytiäinen, Ilkka Koivula, Kaija Pakarinen, Nuppu Koivu, Tuomari Nurmio, Simon Hussein Al-Bazoon
Producer - Aki Kaurismäki
Production - Sputnik
 

This film tells two stories that converge after forty minutes. The first of these features Khaled, a Syrian refugee. A stowaway on a coal freighter, he ends up in Helsinki where he applies for asylum without much hope of success. Wikström, the second main character, is a travelling salesman peddling ties and men’s shirts. Turning his back on his trade, he instead decides to put his poker face to good use at a gambling table and subsequently buys himself a restaurant in the remotest corner of Helsinki. When the authorities turn down Khaled’s application, he decides to remain in the country illegally, like so many other people who share his fate. Going underground in the Finnish capital, he lives on the streets and encounters all kinds of racism, but also some cool rock ’n’ rollers and genuine friendship. One day Wikström discovers Khaled sleeping in the dark backyard behind his restaurant. He provides him with a bed and a job. For a while, these two band together with the restaurant’s waitress, the chef and his dog to form a utopian union – one of Aki Kaurismäki’s typical communities bound together by fate which demonstrates that the world could and should be a better place.

 

 

  • Programme

April 07th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS 3D

April 11th - 21:00h
LUCKY Cinema House

PUTIN’S WITNESSES

April 12th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE

April 13th - 18:00h
LUCKY Cinema House

WINGS OF DESIRE

April 13th - 20:30h
Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

KING OF THE BELGIANS

April 14th - 18:00h
Tobacco City, 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

BREAD AND CIRCUSES + #Together LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 14th - 20:45h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

LIKE CRAZY

April 17th - 18:00h
Plovdiv University, 6th Auditory, Building 1 Recotrate

THE GREEN LIE + Ecology LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 18th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

MONTY PYTHON: LIFE OF BRIAN

April 20th - 20:30h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

April 21st - 20:30h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER

April 22nd - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

THE DEATH OF STALIN

April 25th - 18:30h
Tobacco City, 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

GLORY + LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 30th - 18:00h
Plovdiv University, 6th Auditory, Building 1 Recotrate

WOMAN AT WAR + LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION