Dir: Aki Kaurismäki, 1986, Finland, 76 minutues, Cert: 18 (TBA)
Sun 12 November // 17:00
Kaurismäki regulars Matti Pellonpää and Katia Outinen star in this offbeat yet remarkably touching romantic comedy. Pellonpää plays Nikander, a rubbish collector and would-be entrepreneur who finds his plans for success dashed when his business associate commits suicide. Whilst searching for a job, he meets Ilona a down-on-her luck cashier in a local supermarket and, falteringly, a bond begins to develop between them.
Boiling down what is essentially a romantic comedy to a series of spare and beautiful gestures, Kaurismäki conjures an unexpected delight that finds hope blossoming even amid gray surroundings.
Doors open: 16:30
Film start time: 17:00
We may show a trailer or two but we never screen a programme of adverts so the film will start a few minutes after the advertised time.
Screening as part of a season of classic Kaurismäki films https://cubecinema.com/programme/view/kaurismaki/ playing on Sundays in November/December