Le Havre Screening at the Brooks

by - April 11, 2012

THURS, APRIL 12 | 7 pm
Le Havre
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
French | 2011 | 93 minutes
French with English subtitles

A wry and warm-hearted portrait of the French harbor city from legendary Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (The Man Without a PastThe Match Factory Girl), Le Havre pays tribute to the Gallic cinema he loves with a film that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Michel Carné. Winner of the FIPRESCI Critics’ prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and declared “the feel great movie of the year” by Critic’s Notebook, Kaurismäki’s sixteenth feature concerns a young African refugee, portrayed by newcomer Blondin Miguel, who is thrown by fate into the path of a well-read bohemian who works as a shoe-shiner, played by veteran French actor André Wilms. With innate optimism and the unwavering solidarity of his community, Marcel Marx, Wilms’ character, stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. Admission: $6 mem/$8 non-mem/Free for VIP Film Pass holders. Call 901.544.6208 or visit www.brooksmuseum.org/films for more information or to purchase tickets.

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