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Fallen Leaves (12A) (AD)

A man looks at a woman who looks straight ahead whilst they sit in a dark cinema.

A man and a woman begin to fall in love, in this hilarous deadpan romance, from Finland's filmmaking gem Aki Kaurismäki.

Award-winning filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Other Side of Hope) makes a masterful return with this 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. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.


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2023 Finland dir Aki Kaurismäki 81 min

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‘Kaurismäki works magic with understatement, especially in Fallen Leaves, possibly his greatest film.‘
‘The way he opens both his stories and performers to convey an unexpected, understated warmth is completely winning.‘
‘A film with a big heart, and absurd and cartoony as it may be, it fills you with a feelgood glow.‘

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