December 13: LE HAVRE (by Aki Kaurismäki; 2011)

5pm | Sunday, December 13 | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry | French w/ English subtitles.

Screen Out Loud is happy to present LE HAVRE (Comedy/Drama, 2011, 1h33) by Finnish director-screenwriter Aki Kaurismäki, come Sunday, December 13th at 5:00 PM (doors open at 4.30pm).
Entry is free and physical distancing guidelines apply. (Face mask mandatory; limited seats available).
Book your place, save the date, and bring a friend.

LE HAVRE received the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Ahead of International Migrants Day on December 18, LE HAVRE’s themes of tolerance and migration remain hot topics.
This screening is supported by Alliance Française de Lagos and Institut français du Nigeria.

Marcel Marx, a former author and a well-known Bohemian, has retreated into voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre. Here he pursues the honorable, but not so profitable, occupation of shoeshiner; he feels closer to people by being at their service. He has buried his dreams of a literary breakthrough and lives happily within the triangle of his favourite bar, his work, and his wife Arletty, when fate suddenly throws in his path an underage illegal immigrant from Africa. At the same time, Arletty also falls seriously ill and is hospitalized. Marcel must once more rise against the cold wall of human indifference, his innate optimism and the unwavering solidarity of the people in his neighbourhood his only weapons. But the whole blind machinery of the Western state stands in his path, represented by the police, whose net is drawing closer and closer around the refugee boy. It’s time for Marcel to polish his shoes and bare his teeth.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Art house
Language: French with English subtitles
Running time: 94 minutes
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Starring André Wilms, Miguel Blondin, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Evelyne Didi, Pierre Etaix, Jean-Pierre Léaud