Worth Watching: Full Festival Trailer for Aki Kaurismäki's 'Le Havre'
If you're going to the Toronto Film Fest next month or want to check out a wonderful French film coming up, then check out this early festival trailer for Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre, as posted on YouTube by TIFF (via The Playlist). This charming drama, with a fairly comedic tone, stars André Wilms as Marcel Marx, a shoe-shiner living in the port city of Le Havre who befriends a young African illegal immigrant trying to get to England. There's a local police inspector right out of the 70's in the flick and it's quite a heartwarming story, which is why I suggest seeing it. I saw this in Cannes and enjoyed it quite a bit, highly recommended.
Watch the official TIFF trailer for Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre, via YouTube:
A story about a shoe shiner who tries to save a refugee. La Havre, which is also the name of the French city this is set in, is written and directed by award winning Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki, of numerous films including Crime and Punishment, Shadows in Paradise, The Match Factory Girl, La Vie de Bohème, Drifting Clouds, Juha, The Man Without a Past and Lights in the Dusk previously. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year, where it did not win any awards, but was highly praised by critics. La Havre will also be showing at the Toronto Film Festival next month. Worth seeing if you're there! Anyone?