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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