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The Other Side of Hope: Sunday Cinema

December 17 4:30 to 6:15 pm

The master of deadpan comedy is back! A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland in Aki Kaurismäki's compassionate and timely tragicomedy The Other Side of Hope.

Khaled, A Syrian refugee searching for his sister in Helsinki, is hidden in the restaurant’s storeroom by Wikström and his employees when the authorities want to send him back to war-torn Aleppo.

“Maverick as ever but fully engaged with the modern world, Kaurismäki dials back his trademark absurdism with a wry allegory of human struggle, empathy and connection.” - Phil de Semlyen, Empire Magazine

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki 

Cast: Ville Virtanen, Dome Karukoski, Kati Outinen 

Runtime: I h 40 mins

Country: Finland/ Germany

Language:  Finnish/English/Arabic/Swedish

Rating: PG      Drama


Town: Trail, BC
Venue: The Royal Theatre
Address: 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail