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It was announced in December that Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki would be embarking on production for his next picture, which would be the second chapter in his "port city trilogy" that was kicked off with 2011's charming "Le Havre." The working title for the flick had been "Refugee," which as you might guess is informed by the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Read More: Cannes Review: 'Le Havre,' Another Hilarious, Humane & Moving Film From Aki Kaurismäki The Finnish Film Foundation has announced that it's granting production funding to Kaurismaki's new project, which now is now evidently called "The Other Side Of Hope." No official details have been released, but last year it was said that Kaurismäki regular Sakari Kuosmanen ("The Man Without A Past," "Drifting Clouds," "Leningrad Cowboys Go America," "Shadows In »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Finnish director to receive Carrosse d’Or from French Film Directors Guild.
The annual honorary prize is granted by the French film directors guild, Société des Réalisateurs de films (la Sfr), which also organises the parallel section.
In a letter to the director, the Sfr selection committee praised his work for its “economy, precision and grandeur”.
“Your stories are fairy-tales about the forgotten, the ignored, the excessive, those who do not have a users manual,” read the letter.
“By capturing these characters, you give them a place, you save them, for those who aren’t talked about don’t exist.”
The award will be presented at the Directors’ Fortnight opening ceremony.
A regular on the Croisette, Kaurismäki was last in Cannes in 2011 with the Palme d’Or contender Le Havre.
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