Sherwan Haji (left) and Sakari Kuosmanen in a still from The Other Side of Hope (category IIA, Finnish), directed by Aki Kaurismäki.

Film review: The Other Side of Hope – Aki Kaurismaki’s take on Europe’s refugee crisis is a funny, angry gem

The Finnish director takes a wry look at the refugee crisis in Europe in this story of a Syrian immigrant in Helsinki. The film, which won him best director in Berlin, is both angry and humorous, and ‘bursts with humanity’

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Sherwan Haji (left) and Sakari Kuosmanen in a still from The Other Side of Hope (category IIA, Finnish), directed by Aki Kaurismäki.
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