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The Other Side of Hope



This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki (a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis), follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo - and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously.

As deadpan as the best of the director's work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters, The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference.

"★★★★★ - Gorgeous and cuttingly poignant. You wonder how on earth Kaurismäki can bring a smile back to our faces, let alone the torrents of laughter, later on, that his film manages to unleash. You could never have heard of Aki Kaurismäki and come away from this film knowing exactly what the fuss has always been about. He has a precious knack for jokes that work beautifully in any language.“
     The Telegraph




09 April 2018


Monday 9 April, 7:00pm

100 minutes (no interval)


Reelpix member
Full $14
Concession $11

Non Members
Full $17
Concession $14




Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.




Warning: Mature themes and violence

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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