UW Cinematheque - Premiere Showcase
The Other Side of Hope | Finland | 2017 | 35mm | 98 min. | Finnish, Arabic with English subtitles Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Saturday, February 10, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Ilkka Koivula The newest feature from Finland’s most celebrated auteur follows the unpredictable exploits of a Syrian refugee in Helsinki. Searching for his sister and facing deportation back to Aleppo, Khaled (Haji) escapes a holding center and finds an unlikely group of protectors: the owner and staff of a failing restaurant.