The International Film Series
The Other Side of Hope
This film is director Aki Kaurismäki’s response to the current refugee crisis. It follows two people searching for a place to call home. A displaced Syrian lands in Helsinki as a stowaway, while a middle-aged salesman leaves behind his wife and job and buys an unprofitable seafood restaurant. After the Syrian is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo. Then the paths of the two men cross. The film was selected to play in competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and won Silver Bear for best directing. (From Finland, in Finnish, 98 minutes)
Films will be screening at 7 p.m. on Sundays in the Trabant University Center Theater. It is free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Trabant University Center, Theatre
Trabant University Center, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA