Hull Independent Cinema presents: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
7pm, 20 June 2017, Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull
Aki Kaurismäki | 2017 | Finland/Germany | Cert 15 | 98 mins | Finnish/English/Arabic/Swedish language
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar. Doors to the screening room open ten minutes before the performance at 7:00PM
In THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE, Syrian refugee Khaled stows away on a freighter to Helsinki. Meanwhile, Wikström is a travelling salesman who wins big at a poker table and buys himself a restaurant with the proceeds. When the authorities turn down his application for asylum, Khaled is forced underground and Wikström finds him sleeping in the yard behind his restaurant. He offers him a job and a roof over his head and, for a while, they form a Utopian union with the restaurant’s waitress, the chef and his dog.
“A gorgeous ode to the power of cinema itself… in fact, the whole thing is a whimsical joy from start to finish” – Little White Lies
“The film’s illuminating insight into the personal stories behind the statistics could not be timelier or more refreshing” – The Hollywood Reporter
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