The Other Side of Hope (Toivon Tuolla Puolen) Cert 12A
Best Director, 2017 Berlin Film Festival
Director : Aki Kaurismäki
Cast: Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Janne Hyytiainen
Finland Finnish/Arabic/Swedish/English subtitled 98 mins
UK release date: May 2017
With hilarious sight gags, poker-faced one liners and a toe-tapping rockabilly soundtrack, Kaurismäki’s latest film balances his unparalleled wit with a pressing critique of the unforgiving bureaucracy that greets vulnerable asylum seekers in modern-day Europe. Humane and sincere, it’s proof of cinema’s power to tell stories that matter, with beauty and heart.
“Devilishly funny, economically constructed.” – Ryan Gilby The Guardian.
“Gorgeous, cuttingly poignant.” – Tim Robey, The Telegraph.