Finnish Cinema

The Other Side of Hope

By David Jenkins

Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki responds to the refugee crisis in typically deadpan and affecting fashion.

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Eight good reasons why you should shoot on 16mm film

By David Jenkins

Juho Kousmanen, director of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, extols the virtues of celluloid.

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

By Adam Woodward

A charming romance anchors this handsome boxing drama from director Juho Kuosmanen.

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By Little White Lies

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is the Finnish boxing rom-com you never knew you needed.

The Other Side of Hope – first look review

By David Jenkins

Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki lights up the Berlin competition with a typically bittersweet response to the migrant crisis.

Meet the forward-thinking creatives leading Finnish cinema’s charge

By Adam Woodward

Aki Kaurismäki is still king, but emerging voices at both ends of the scale are ensuring a bright future for this small Scandinavian nation.

Le Havre

By David Jenkins

Aki Kaurismäki’s charming people-trafficking drama gently floats into the realms of the magical.

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