The Other Side of Hope
aka Toivon tuolla puolen First screened in October 2017
Director: Aki Kaurismäki. Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Ilkka Koivula, Janne Hyytiäinen, Nuppu Koivu, Simon Hussein Al-Bazoon, Niroz Haji, Kaija Pakarinen, Kati Outinen, Maria Järvenhelmi, Milka Ahlroth, Sulevi Peltola, Matti Onnismaa, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Puntti Valtonen, Taneli Mäkelä, Ville Virtanen, Elina Knihtilä, Elias Westerberg, Tommi Korpela, Tuomari Nurmio, Ismo Haavisto, Marko Haavisto, Harri Marstio, Antero Jakoila. Screenplay: Aki Kaurismäki. Twitter Capsule:
Hats off to Kaurismäki for applying his style to more political subjects, even if it exposes his weaknesses.
Many folks have their minds made up by now about this director but I appreciate his odd, askance look at problems usually treated more literally.