Ansa, a supermarket shelf stocker, and Holappa, an alcoholic, meet in a karaoke bar in Helsinki. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog. Against all odds, the two lonely souls attempt to build a relationship. Palme d’Or nominee, and WINNER of the Jury Prize of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Golden Globes: TWO Nominations
Best Motion Picture, Non-English Language
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – Alma Pöysti
Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
Starring: Alma Pöysti, Jussi Vatanen, Alina Tomnikov, Martti Suosalo
Finnish with English subtitles.
DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
“…the best big-screen romance of the year even though its prospective lovers exchange only a handful of words and, for most of the film, don’t know each other’s names.”
The Associated Press
“Sometimes a movie reaches the unreachable in us, not because it’s a grand masterpiece but because it’s as quiet and intimate as air.”
“.. a lovely, star-crossed romance.”
The Irish Times