Aki Kaurismäki Film Retrospective in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is set to become just a little bit Finnish with a special Aki Kaurismäki retrospective. Between the 21st of July and the 2nd of August the Caixa Cultural Rio de Janerio will present a retrospective with seventeen full-length features and nine short films by Kaurismäki, as well as a workshop with DOP Jacques Cheuiche and an exhibition of original film posters and photos taken during the filming of some of his best known works.

Kaurismäki is best known internationally for his film The Man Without a Past, which won the Grand Prize of the Jury during the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Man Without a Past will screen as part of the respective, as well as other notable films including Crime & Punishment (1983), Shadows in Paradise (1986), Ariel (1988), Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989), The Match Factory Girl (1990), Drifting Clouds (1996) and Lights in the Dusk (2006).

Click here for more information and the programming guide with screening times.

Read our article: Carving out a Post-National Identity in Aki Kaurismaki’s The Man Without a Past as found in issue nine of our magazine


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.