Finland: Cinema

Created by Ilvina Gabrielian with Title VI funding from CREES

Finnish Movies

Finnish Actors

Le Havre (2011) Movie Trailer HD | New York Film Festival

'Le Havre' (lit. 'The Haven') is a 2011 comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. It tells the story of an elderly working-class couple living in the French port city Le Havre who find themselves harbouring a young African illegal immigrant from the authorities as he tries to make his way to England. The local police inspector suspects that they are protecting illegals and a cat-and-mouse game ensues.

Mika Kaurismäki about 'The Liar' ('Valehtelija')

Watch the interview of Mika Kaurismäki (b. 1955), a Finnish film director whose first feature film 'The Liar' (1980) became a sensation in Finland literally over one night. This movie marked the beginning of the Kaurismäki brothers' film career and started a new era in Finnish cinema.

Finnish Film Directors