Aki Kaurismaki’s new film supported by the Finnish Film Foundation


Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki’s new film has received support from the Finnish Film Foundation.

Titled The Other Side of Hope, not much is known about it except the fact that it will be scripted and produced by Kaurismaki for his production company Sputnik production, with YLE and distributor B-Plan Distribution. Local release is set for 2017.

Kaurismaki’s last film Le Havre, which premiered at Cannes, won the international critics’ FIPRESCI Prize and the Palm Dog Award, and in total won 15 local and international awards.




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.