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Carving out a Post-National Identity in Aki Kaurismäki’s The Man Without a Past

Aki Kaurismäki’s The Man Without a Past (2002) won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in 2002 and has received much critical acclaim both domestically and internationally. Like many other Kaurismäki films, the notion of living or travelling transnationally in a globalized world finds itself chronicled from a very inward looking perspective. As a result, Kaurismäki holds an important role in the globalization of Nordic cinema. As well as being Finland’s most widely, internationally discussed auteur, his work raises questions that compound many of the existing notions of both the national and . . .

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Katie Moffat

Kate Moffat is a postgraduate student at Bangor University in North
Wales, where she specializes in globalization and the construction of
national identity within Nordic film culture.