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'Le Havre' win top Fipresci crits' award - Entertainment News, Cannes News, Media - Variety

'Le Havre' win top Fipresci crits' award - Entertainment News, Cannes News, Media - Variety | Finland | Scoop.it
CANNES -- Aki Kaurismaki's ''Le Havre,'' Pierre Schoeller's ''The Minister'' and Jeff Nichols' ''Take Shelter'' shared awards Saturday at Cannes from the Fipresci Intl. Federation of Film Critics. .
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Le Havre Cannes | EW.com

Le Havre Cannes | EW.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Now, in the final lap of the Cannes Film Festival, is the time when we critics begin comparing notes and conjecturing meaninglessly on possible prize...

There’s not a critic I know, including me, who doesn’t put Le Havre, by the sometimes imitated but essentially inimitable Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki, high up on any list of favorites and contenders for a top prize.
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Celebrity Gossip Scandal and Celebrity Photos and News: Finnish fairytale wins fans, Cannes films warm up

Celebrity Gossip Scandal and Celebrity Photos and News: Finnish fairytale wins fans, Cannes films warm up | Finland | Scoop.it
Director Aki Kaurismaki attends a news conference for the film ‘‘Le Havre’’, in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 17, 2011.

“I was about 10 years old when I found myself disappointed (with life) so I decided to fake that I am not and I started to create hope for others because they still have some,” he said.

“The more sceptical and cynical I get the more soft are my feelings. I can’t help it. I start to be tender in my old days and I start to even like my characters,” he added in English at a press conference, where he was in a sardonic mood.
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Film blogs - Cannes Check: A Fine Finnish

Film blogs - Cannes Check: A Fine Finnish | Finland | Scoop.it
Robert (author of Distant Relatives) here with more info from Cannes. The Palme found another strong competitor with Aki Kaurismaki's La Havre.
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Finnish fairytale wins fans, Cannes films warm up | Everything ...

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France | Tue May 17, 2011 8:19am EDT CANNES, France (Reuters) - ...
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Finnish fairytale wins fans, Cannes films warm up

Finnish fairytale wins fans, Cannes films warm up | Finland | Scoop.it
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki tackles the tough theme of illegal immigration in his touching fairy tale Le Havre, launching on Tuesday in Cannes where enthusiasm for the competition
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Cannes 2011: Le Havre wins top Fipresci award

Cannes 2011: Le Havre wins top Fipresci award | Finland | Scoop.it
Variety has the news: Aki Kaurismaki’s ”Le Havre,” Pierre Schoeller’s ”The Minister” and Jeff Nichols’ ”Take Shelter” shared awards Saturday at Cannes from the Fipresci Intl. Federation of Film Critics. »
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Kaurismaki's Le Havre May Win Cannes Prize

Kaurismaki's Le Havre  May Win Cannes Prize | Finland | Scoop.it
Being with this director is like being with one of his films: a lot of pointed silence, interjected with unexpectedly whimsical funny lines.
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LE HAVRE - HD-Teaser - Aki Kaurismäki - Cannes 2011

Synopsis Marcel Marx, a former author and a well-known Bohemian, has retreated into a voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre, where he feels he has rea...
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New Kaurismäki film with refugee theme debuts at Cannes festival

Kaurismäki is in Cannes with his new film Le Havre, which has been well received.
Le Havre is a story about today’s immigration situation in Europe. Kaurismäki sees it as a powerfully optimistic fairy tale.
“I have one problem. I am sensitive. Hate does not sit well, and it does not help”, he explains. He admits that he also wanted to squeeze a tear or two out of the viewers.
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MYLAUNCHPAD NEWS | Finnish badboy mocks migrant paranoia

MYLAUNCHPAD NEWS | Finnish badboy mocks migrant paranoia | Finland | Scoop.it
CANNES, (AFP) - Aki Kaurismaki's surreal comedy about refugees in France premiered at Cannes on Tuesday, with the irreverent Finn sticking his fingers up at the irrational fear of foreigners sweeping Europe.

"Le Havre", in competition for the Palme d'Or, is set in the French port of the same name and tells the story of African child migrant Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) trying to reach his mother in London while being hunted by police.
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Finnish fairytale wins fans, Cannes films warm up

Finnish fairytale wins fans, Cannes films warm up | Finland | Scoop.it
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki tackles the tough theme of illegal immigration in his touching fairy tale Le Havre, launching on Tuesday in Cannes where enthusiasm for the competition...
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