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SPRING 2014 January 12 in Sechelt, January 13 in Gibsons.

Le Havre

France/Finland 2011, 93 min, comedy/drama. French with English subtitles.
Director: Aki Kaurismäki.

Still from 'Le Havre'

In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carné, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight.

Still from 'Le Havre'

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Reviews

Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre" Is a Deadpan Delight. Review by Erik Kohn in IndieWire May 2011.

 

"A warmhearted comedy of underdog working-class solidarity." — J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

 

'Le Havre' poster

 

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