The Other Side of Hope
Sunday, January 7th at 5pm
(Finland/Germany, Finnish, English, Arabic, Swedish with English subtitles) The Other Side of Hope unerringly paints the unlikely bond between a Syrian refugee and a middle-aged menswear salesman turned restauranteur. Khaled worked as a mechanic in Aleppo before fleeing in a coal ship container and accidently landing on the shores of Helsinki. Wikstrom, deeply unsatisfied with his life, takes a risk at a high-stakes poker game and is presented with a new breath of life that eventually brings together both men in an unpredictable friendship. This idiosyncratic fable on the refugee crisis could not be more humane and timely.
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