The Other Side of Hope (M)

The Other Side of Hope movie poster

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2017 Berlinale and selected as Best Film of the Year by the International Federation of Film Critics. A hilarious and poignant comedy about the friendship between a newcomer to Helsinki and a budding - if completely inexperienced -  restaurateur.

After arriving in Finland from Syria as a stowaway on a freighter, Khaled applies for asylum. Things don't look encouraging, and not all locals present a welcoming face. But after crossing paths with stoic travelling shirt salesman-turned-entrepreneur Wikström, he finds an unlikely source of kindness and connection. When Khaled eventually receives news of his missing sister, Wikström hatches a scheme to help reunite the pair, but it seems getting out of Finland is much, much trickier than getting in...

★★★★ 1/2 "Exquisite...his [Wikström] quiet observation of life at its most generous and least generous is something to relish" - FOXTEL ARTS SCREEN

★★★★ "Great. Head and shoulders over much of today's cinema" - DAVID STRATTON

★★★★★ "Effortlessly funny. A deadpan brilliantly observed comic study" - THE INDEPENDENT

★★★★★ "Gorgeous and cuttingly poignant. He has a precious knack for jokes that work beautifully in any language" - TELEGRAPH

★★★★★ "Screamingly funny...Simply sublime" - THE LIST

"Humane and gravely funny" - NY TIMES

Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen

Director: Aki Kaurismäki


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    Adults $12 • Seniors $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $20 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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