FINLAND 2011 103 minutes
When a young African stowaway arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, Marcel, an ageing shoe shiner takes pity on the child and, with the assistance of friendly neighbours and locals, hides him from the police.Like 'The Other Side of Hope' ' which proved hugely popular when screened earlier this Season by RFS ' 'Le Havre' is another instalment in Kaurismki's proposed trilogy about life in port cities. Once again, it deals with immigration and attitudes to refugees but it does so with all of Kaurismki's trademark lightness of touch, drollery and deadpan humour. The result is an offbeat, warmhearted and charming film, which garnered fifteen awards worldwide, including at the 2011 Cannes, Chicago and Munich Film Festivals.
Non-members are always very welcome on the night.
- Non-member tickets are available to purchase tickets on the door for £6.00 a show or for Full-Time Students & ES40s £4.00 per film.
- RFS Members FREE
All films are shown at 8pm
St Mary's University - Room G5 The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House (a few doors to the right of the main entrance)