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Award-winning filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Other Side of Hope) makes a masterful return with Fallen Leaves, a timeless, hopeful and ultimately satisfying love story about two lonely souls’ path to happiness – and the numerous hurdles they encounter along the way. Set in contemporary Helsinki, and shot through with Kaurismäki’s typically playful, idiosyncratic style and deadpan humor, this tender romantic tragicomedy is a timely reminder of the potency of movie-going from one of cinema’s living legends. 

Runtime: NR • 1 hr 21 min, Finnish with English subtitles

Praise for Fallen Leaves

Cannes Film Festival: Won Jury Prize, Nominated Palme d’Or

Golden Globes: Nominated Best Motion Picture Non-English Language, Nominated Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won Best Film Not in the English Language

“This film is so damn funny, and not in a laugh-out-loud way, though there are some of those moments, too. The humor in a Kaurismäki film is deadpan; it sneaks up on you and always tells you something about the characters.” -Boston Globe

“Wearing its references (if not its heart) on its sleeve, Finnish Oscar entry Fallen Leaves is a slight slice-of-life romance with more than enough deadpan charm to buoy its 81-minute runtime.” -Observer

“Drolly scripted, impeccably designed and photographed, and played to succinct perfection, this may only be a slender drama, but it’s also a cherishable summation of what makes Aki Kaurismäki special.” -Empire

“Pöysti and Vatanen adjust to give life to a story about love that arrives movingly, with more than one moment of fun and that finds itself presented in a completely original way.” -Los Angeles Times

“The leads deliver perfectly deadpan performances that never obscure their characters’ stirring hopes that, in each other, they might have found a way to end the loneliness and disappointment that’s defined

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