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Kaurismäki Sundays

Shadows in Paradise

(Varjoja paratiisissa)

Dir: Aki Kaurismäki, 1986, Finland, 76 minutues, Cert: 18 (TBA)

Sun 12 November 2023 // 17:00

Tickets: £5

Kaurismäki regulars Matti Pellonpää and Katia Outinen star in this offbeat yet remarkably touching romantic comedy. Pellonpää plays Nikander, a rubbish collector and would-be entrepreneur who finds his plans for success dashed when his business associate commits suicide. Whilst searching for a job, he meets Ilona a down-on-her luck cashier in a local supermarket and, falteringly, a bond begins to develop between them.

Boiling down what is essentially a romantic comedy to a series of spare and beautiful gestures, Kaurismäki conjures an unexpected delight that finds hope blossoming even amid gray surroundings.

Doors open: 16:30

Film start time: 17:00

We may show a trailer or two but we never screen a programme of adverts so the film will start a few minutes after the advertised time.

Screening as part of a season of classic Kaurismäki films https://cubecinema.com/programme/view/kaurismaki/  playing on Sundays in November/December