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Mika Kaurismäki

“Finland is very small but now that Finnish people want to watch Finnish films, so theses films are in now. I think we have the highest rate in Europe of people watching their own films; our language is so special. When you do a Finnish speaking film it’s very difficult for it to travel outside of festivals. A mainstream film in Finland is called an art-house film outside of Finland because of the language.”

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    MIKA KAURISMÄKI Finland, 2012

    You may know the lovely cinema of garage-rock auteur Aki Kaurismäki, but his brother Mika is in fact just as prodigious a filmmaker who dexterously and with pleasure jumps from genre to genre. Here’s his Finnish take on the buddy comedy road movie, proving Americans hardly have a claim on the idea!


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