THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (September 13)
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki (Finland), 2017
Winner, Silver Bear for Best Director, Berlin Film Festival 2017
Thursday, September 13, 7:00 pm
Introduced by Ted Barron, Executive Director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
A shirt salesman in Helsinki quits his job and decides to restore a run-down local restaurant. As he attempts to convince locals to eat sushi, he hires a Syrian refugee hiding from the police and hoping to reunite with his sister. The New York Times calls this deadpan comedy, which Kaurismäki says will be the last film of his career, "humane and gravely funny." 91% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.