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Cinema, Of Our Time
Directed by Guy Girard

Renowned filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki, (The Man Without a Past [Grand Prix du
Jury, 2002 Cannes Film Festival] Ariel, The Match Factory Girl, Leningrad
Cowboys Go America) is profiled in this illuminating documentary.

The younger member of Finland's most prolific and irreverent filmmaking
team, Kaurismäki, together with older brother Mika, virtually invented "The
New Finnish Cinema."  Since 1981, Kaurismäki has written, directed and
produced twenty-two films. His minimalist style and oddball characters
adrift in urban Finish landscapes have given him international cult status

This film is part of the great Cinema, Of Our Time series. Produced for
French television, it evolved from Cinéastes de Notre Temps, an earlier
series of original documentaries that profiled dozens of the world's great

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First Run/Icarus Films

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Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.488.8642 fax

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