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Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. As deadpan as the best of the director's work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters, The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference.
What is better than watching a movie under stars in Prague, sometimes accompanied by the sound of passing trains? This screening is part of Summer Cinema Zeď 2017.
The Other Side of Hope (FI / GE, 2017)