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The Other Side of Hope Film

Thursday 9 November 2017, 8:00 pm

Ditchling Village Hall

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Khaled, a young mechanic from Syria, finds his way into Finland by stowing away on a container ship full of coal. He  emerges in a Keatonesque fashion from a heap of coal and calmly makes his way to shore. Wikström is a guy whose marriage has collapsed and whose sole possessions seem to be a lockup garage and an old fashioned car in which he travels from city to city attempting to talk gloomy clothes shop owners into buying his shirts. But an extraordinary adventure in a casino gives Wikström a new career direction and a chance to help Khaled. Kaurismäki’s comedy is finely balanced. The refugee is not treated with the solemn distanced language of a documentary, but with an expertly judged comic quirk that gives us a poetic way of relating to Khaled.
Director Aki Kaurismäki Finnish  2016 12 100mins

Admission: Doors open 7:30 pm Members free £5 for Guest Members

Contact: John Jenkins john@nickyjohn.myzen.co.uk 01273 846359

Member: Ditchling Film Society
Type of Event: Film
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