2011. France/Finland. Dir: Aki Kaurismäki. With André Wilms. 93 min. 35mm print
In this urban fairytale, a failed author takes under his wing a young illegal immigrant from Africa. With European xenophobia at its peak, Kaurismäki – a kind of droll Finnish precursor to Wes Anderson – applies a deadpan humor and pictorial compositions to inject a dose of optimism into a dilapidated world of lovable outcasts and deadbeats.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free