Le Havre: a new film by Finnish director Aki Kaurisamaki

Jai Pyne Reader Find

By Jai Pyne in New Film on Friday 1 June 2012

I’ve been getting into the films of the Finnish director Aki Kaurisamaki lately. I’m a bit of a newbie as I only discovered him through his recent film, Le Havre (his first French language film), which is a story about a border-line alcoholic elderly shoe shiner who befriends and helps a young African refugee. His films touch on […]

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Le Harve: a new film by Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki

Asa Wikman Reader Find

By Asa Wikman in New Film on Friday 25 May 2012

This charming little masterpiece is written and directed by the Finish mastermind, Aki Kaurismäki, and contains no exploding cars or silicon breasts, but instead a story about a African boy who ends up abandonned and alone in a French small town, Le Havre, where he makes friends with an ageing shoe shiner.

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