March 22, 2017
France | 2011 | 180 Minutes (Full Event) | Aki Kaurismäki
SIFF Film Center | French Truly Salon
In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of his tight-knit community, Marcel stands up to the officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic French cinema of the past, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight and one of the Finnish director’s finest films.
$25 | $20 for SIFF Members
SIFF Passes, Vouchers, and other discounts are not valid for this special engagement.
6:00pm - Doors open.
6:30pm - Event begins.
7:30pm - Film starts.
|Principal Cast:||André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Pierre Étaix|
|Country:||France, Finland, Germany|
|Running Time:||180 Minutes (Full Event)|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|US Distributor:||Janus Films|