Film: Le Havre

Few films were more critically lauded last year than Aki Kaurimaki’s Le Havre, a light-hearted Finnish/French political dramedy about a young African immigrant on the run who is befriended by

 Few films were more critically lauded last year than Aki Kaurimaki’s Le Havre, a light-hearted Finnish/French political dramedy about a young African immigrant on the run who is befriended by an aging man and his loveable community of oddball neighbors. The issue of immigration is a global concern, but Kaurimaki wisely highlights the core thread of humanity and the longing to unite families in order to bind hearts and minds. Cincinnati World Cinema brings the Cannes Film Festival Firesci Prize winner (also an official festival entry at Toronto, New York and Locarno, among others) to the area. Le Havre will screen one-day only at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Arts Center in Covington with post-screening discussions led by Dr. John Alberti, the director of the Cinema Studies Program and a professor of English at Northern Kentucky University. Sunday, June 24. For more information, visit www.cincyworldcinema.org.

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