Previously at the ICA - Films
27 May 2017
In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa into the path of Marcel Marx, a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city of Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of his tight-knit community, Marcel stands up to the officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation.
A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic French cinema of the past, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight and one of the Finnish director’s finest films.
Le Havre, dir. Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/France 2011, 90 mins