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Hull Independent Cinema: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
20/06/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm£6 – £7
Hull Independent Cinema presents: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
Aki Kaurismäki | 2017 | Finland / Germany | Cert 15 | 98 mins | Finnish / English / Arabic / Swedish language
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A poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived from Finland.
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.
Winner of Best Director Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE is expected to be rated 15.
“A gorgeous ode to the power of cinema itself… in fact, the whole thing is a whimsical joy from start to finish”
– David Jenkins, Little White Lies
“The film’s illuminating insight into the personal stories behind the statistics could not be timelier or more refreshing”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
The bar and cafe at Hull Truck is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
8.50pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions, trailers and a short film. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets terms and conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.