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The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen)

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - January 14 @ 5:00 pm

$7 - $9

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki—whose films the MFAH has premiered for more than three decades—speaks to the current refugee situation. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway. Meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and improbably buys a seafood restaurant. Despite being denied asylum, Khaled remains in Finland, and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously.

A bittersweet tale of human kindness, The Other Side of Hope is as deadpan as the best of the director’s work, with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters—many of them played by members of Kaurismäki’s ever-reliable stock company.

https://www.mfah.org/calendar/the-other-side-of-hope for tickets!

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Start:
January 12 @ 7:00 pm
End:
January 14 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$7 - $9
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Website:
https://www.mfah.org/calendar/the-other-side-of-hope

Organizer

MFAH Films
Phone:
713-639-7378
Email:
rgomez@mfah.org
Website:
https://www.mfah.org/films/

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Venue

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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Phone:
713-639-7515
Website:
https://www.mfah.org/calendar/sonita