Fallen Leaves

1 hour 21 minutes

Not rated

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

What a lovely, heartfelt, understated and yes, funny film–the best yet from one of the world’s great filmmakers, Aki Kaurismäki (The Match Factory Girl, The Other Side of Hope). A wonder–but perhaps not if you see it–but this deliberately small masterpiece has just been names Best Film of the Year by the International Federation of Film Critic. Two lonely people, Asa and Jussi, meet each other by chance in the Helsinki night and try to find the first, only, and ultimate love of their lives. Their path towards this honourable goal is clouded by the man’s alcoholism, lost phone numbers, not knowing each other’s names or addresses, and life’s general tendency to place obstacles in the way of those seeking their happiness “It finds genuine humour in its characters’ almost down-and-out lot, but it’s fully on their side – the side of those trampled on by modern times”–Time Out. “A tender, beautifully directed love story”–New York Times.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.



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