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Le Havre

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.

Reception features pastries from La Parisienne French Bakery and imported French wine courtesy of J Wines.

The French Truly Salon is a new monthly series co-presented by SIFF and French Truly. For more information visit our series webpage.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Principal Cast: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Pierre Étaix
Country: France, Finland, Germany
Year: 2011
Running Time: 180 Minutes (Full Event)
Website: Official Film Website
Language: French
US Distributor: Janus Films
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