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UW Cinematheque: Summer Cinematheque

Drifting Clouds | Finland | 1996 | 35mm | 97 min. | Finnish with English subtitles Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Event Details

Date
Friday, July 12, 2019
Time
7 p.m.
Location
4070 Vilas Hall
Description
Cast: Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen, Elina Salo “Life is short and miserable, so let’s make the most of it.” One of Kaurismäki’s finest expressions of deadpan humanism follows a working-class Helsinki couple after they both lose their jobs. With poker-faced dignity, they struggle to get back on their feet, between bouts of drinking heavy enough to prompt the quintessential Kaurismäkian quip “I am on a journey to the end of vodka.” Preceded by Rocky VI (1986, 9 min, 35mm).
Cost
Free

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