Living vicariously through Iris
One of the single bleakest movies I've ever seen. Netflix described it as a black comedy. Yeah.
The title suggests a more fiery ending. But I'll take the deadpan vengeance.
Raw, powerful, to-the-point.
A very droll and direct film with incredibly sparse dialogue and to the point narrative. Very Finnish!
I kept waiting for Matti Pellonpää to show up and take her to bingo.
Great close-ups and shots.
A great example of the mundane in film that didn't make you think so but rather be fascinated by visuals of the film and how Kaurismäki tells it.
So so good. Not a single shot was wasted.
Cinema is this film for me. I saw 40 times. I love this master piece.
Aki Kaurismaki manages to pull off another black comedy about the depressing conditions that surround the working class. Language fails to communicate for the characters, thus Kaurismaki statures this film with expressive music and cinematography. Socially-conscious dry humour? Sign me up.
Tulitikkutehtaan Tyttö 1990
DIR Aki Kaurismäki
SCR Aki Kaurismäki
I can not explain why I love Aki Kaurismäki's films.
I didn't sense the dark humor in this film. It's a straightforward drama, bleak and destitute.
Who ever knew that bright colors could be so depressing? Face paced, short on words, genius.