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Kaurismaki brings dry laughs to story of the refugee crisis
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2010: A droll battle cry for the downtrodden, Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre expertly turns France’s contemporary humanitarian crisis into a retro-themed resistance fable, with sufficient optimism and wit to counterbalance its...
A witty take on the legend of Santa Claus.
Providing the most persuasive argument thus far as to why little children have every reason to be scared of Santa Claus, Jalmari Helander's charmingly creepy Rare Exports has a lot of fun reimagining for the modern horror audience the centuries...
Portrait of the artist as a battered wife.
Jan Troell’s ode to art therapy is the kind of old fashioned tale that we don’t much see anymore. Elegant in its simplicity, Everlasting Moments documents the emancipation of a working class family matriarch amid the centrifugal forces of the...
A slippery affair.
Suppose you discover your husband is cheating on you with a much younger and prettier woman. So you create a fake identity and befriend his mistress while you plot your revenge. That improbable premise rather shakily underpins Black Ice, a psycho...
A superb film about a man who loses everything.
It's always good to see a major prize-winner from Cannes arrive in our cinemas. Aki Kaurismaki's The Man Without a Past won the Special Jury Prize and Best Actress for the star Kati Outinen. It's another Finnish deadpan melodrama.
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