Le Havre (Kaurismaki)

Aki Kaurismäki

Aki Kaurismäki is one of those rare filmmakers for whom less means more.

Since the first films he made with his brother Mika, up to his most recent The Other Side of Hope, the Finnish director has observed the most vulnerable people in today’s world: the unemployed, the homeless, migrants... Faced with a society that casts them aside, his anti-heroes adopt the romantic stance: be true to yourself, whatever the cost. Following in the footsteps of Bresson, Kaurismäki has imposed his own style, ruthlessly paring down any superfluous image, sound, dialogue or movement, to retain only a distillation of human intensity and glacial humour.

In collaboration with CINEMATEK