Despite its serious subject - the refugee crisis hitting Europe - The Other Side of Hope is also very funny, never losing sight of the droll, comic upside to life, but never making light of tragedy, either.
— Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Village Voice
The Other Side of Hope
This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
A former traveling salesman begins an unlikely friendship with a group of Syrian refugees that have recently arrived in Finland. Kaurismäki addresses the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis through a dark sense of humor as he points out the hardships of asylum seekers and underlines just how truly remarkable a bond between strangers can be.
Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman