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Berlin: Aki Kaurismaki Wins Best Director for ‘The Other Side of Hope’

The story about a Syrian refugee who travels to Finland was one of the best-reviewed films out of this year's festival.

‘The Other Side of Hope’ (‘Toivon tuolla puolen’): Film Review | Berlin 2017

Finnish master Aki Kaurismaki returns with his first feature in six years, 'The Other Side of Hope,' a bittersweet comedy-drama about the unlikely friendship between a Syrian refugee and a low-rent Helsinki restaurateur.

Berlin: Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall’s ‘The Dinner,’ Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’ in Competition

New films from Aki Kaurismaki and Agnieszka Holland will compete for Berlin's 2017 Gold and Silver Bears and Penelope Cruz-starrer 'The Queen of Spain' will get a special, out-of-competition screening.

Aki Kaurismaki to Judge Baumi Script Development Award

Screenwriters can submit scripts for the prize: $22,000 in development funds.

‘The Owners’: Cannes Review

No sign of Borat in this surreal, tragicomic, visually rich revenge drama from Kazakhstan.

Karl Baumgartner, Producer of ‘Le Havre’ and ‘Underground’ Dead at 65

Baumgartner produced with such acclaimed arthouse directors as Emir Kusturica, Aki Kaurismaki and Kim Ki-duk and was a pioneer of the European co-production model.

Berlin: German Producer Karl Baumgartner to Receive Berlinale Camera

Baumgartner pioneered international co-productions with such acclaimed auteurs as Emir Kusturica, Aki Kaurismaki and Kim Ki-Duk.

Aki Kaurismäki Wants to Set Next Film in Italy, Cast Roberto Benigni as Star

The director said he contacted Italian actor and auteur Nanni Moretti about his idea, but Moretti didn't respond. "He won't be in my film," Kaurismäki said.

Snubbed by Oscars, ‘Le Havre’ Sweeps Finland’s Jussi Awards

Aki Kaurismaki’s French-language fairytale takes six prizes, including best film, at the national film honors in Helsinki.

‘Le Havre’ Leads Finnish Film Noms

Aki Kaurismaki's French-language drama is Finland's candidate for the foreign language Oscar.

Aki Kaurismaki’s ‘Le Havre’ Wins Louis Delluc Prize in Paris

The award for best first film went to Djinn Carrenard’s "Donoma."

Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ Wins Best Film at European Film Awards

"The Artist" and "The King's Speech" also among the winners.