The Other Side of Hope

Still from The Other Side of Hope

Friday, 09 February 2018: The Other Side of Hope

Friday, 09 February 2018, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/Germany 2017, 100 mins, 12A

“Winsome, sweet, and often very funny” IndieWire

The quirky, deadpan humour of this director is remorseless as Khaled, the Syrian refugee to Finland, finds himself facing the realities of immigrant life, aided by his unlikely saviour, Wikström, a travelling salesman turned restaurateur. The plight of the refugee is poignantly and sympathetically laid bare.

"You could never have heard of Aki Kaurismäki and come away from this film knowing exactly what the fuss has always been about" The Telegraph

Further reading

  1. Guardian
  2. IndieWire
  3. The Telegraph
  4. Hollywood Reporter
  5. Variety