Le Havre

Friday, October 21 - Thursday, January 19, 2012

In Kaurismäki’s wry, warm-hearted tribute to classic French cinema and to the port city of the title, a young African refugee crosses the parth of Marcel Marx (Kaurismäki favorite Andre Wilms), a well-read shoe-shine.  With innate optimism and the unwavering solidarity of his neighbors, Marcel decides to save the boy from deportation.  Featuring longtime Kaurismäki muse Kati Outinen as Marcel’s long-suffering wife and Jean-Pierre Darroussin as a reluctantly duty-bound inspector.

Official selection: Cannes, Telluride, New York Film Festivals