“It's pure Kaurismäki, a graceful, deeply humanist work.” - Amy Taubin, Film Comment

“A gorgeous hymn to the struggles of the working man.” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Monday, October 10 at 6:00pm | Kaurismäki brings equal parts deadpan comedy and delightful optimism to this slice of the personal and political. When old Marcel, who scrapes together a living by shining shoes, welcomes a young refugee named Idrissa into his home, the fate of Marcel’s otherwise humble life, and Idrissa’s otherwise tragic story, are revealed with unexpected grace and dignity.

50/50 Series: The Film Center celebrates our 50th anniversary with 50/50, a year-long series presenting a film from each year we’ve been open, Monday nights at 6:00PM. From films that hold significance to the Film Center’s history, to films that were cultural touch points in a particular year, from art house favorites to locally connected stories, 50/50 invites audiences to steep themselves in a history of cinema. View full series here.

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