Film: LE HAVRE (2011)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

This warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city of Le Havre centers on a young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) at risk of deportation and Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a bohemian shoeshiner. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carné, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight.  Introduced by Mikolaj Kunicki, Assistant Professor of History and Nanovic Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame.

Tickets are $3-6. Order tickets online at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center or by phone at 574.631.2800.

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Not Rated, 93 minutes
French with English subtitles
Official website

The introduction to the film can be seen below: