Toivon Tuolla Puolen (The Other Side of Hope)

Curzon Film World

Distribution: Selective scheme

England

2017

Total project grant (euros)

45,700

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Distribution: Selective scheme

Call number

19/2016

Call publication date

21 Sep 2016

Application deadline

1 Dec 2016

Result publication date

6 Apr 2017

UK release date

26 May 2017

Toivon Tuolla Puolen (The Other Side of Hope) is a 2017 Finnish comedy-drama written, produced, and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. It was selected to play in competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

Finland’s master of deadpan comedy, Aki Kaurismäki (Lights in the Dusk, Le Havre), returns with the story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner. Winner of the Berlin Silver Bear for Best Director, it’s a beautiful, timely film from one of the world's leading auteurs.

The film also received support through Creative Europe’s Slate funding scheme.

Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:

"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."

Look at our 2017 Results report for a comprehensive overview of Creative Europe's support to the distribution of European films in the UK in 2017.

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