#32. Le Havre
Director/Screenwriter: Aki Kaurismäki
Producers: Haije Tulokas
Distributor: Rights Available.
The Gist: This is about a boot polisher who tries to save a refugee.….(more)
Cast: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo and Ilkka Koivula
List Worthy Reasons…: With only a pair of films made in the past decade with The Man Without a Past (2002) and Lights in the Dusk (2006), we are itching for Kaurismaki’s brand of dramatic comedy.
Release Date/Status?: The film might receive a headstart in the filmmaker’s native Finland, but Aki Kaurismäki is among Cannes’ favorites so I’m expecting its international preem to take place at the fest especially since it was filmed in France and is in the French language. Fest circuit showings to follow in the autumn.