Apple has the HD US trailer and a poster for Le Havre, which turns out to be exactly the same as the international trailer that made the rounds a couple of weeks back (and which I’ve embedded above). The difference now is that Le Havre is officially now Finland’s selection for foreign language Oscar consideration, and it’s gotten a US release date of October 21.

Here’s the Apple synopsis:

“An audience favorite at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Le Havre finds legendary Finnish director Aki Kaurismaeki working in France for the first time in nearly twenty years. In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (Andre Wilms), a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that mixes the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carne with wry Kaurismaekian comedy, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight.”

Le Havre received a pile of solid reviews when it premiered at Cannes back in May.

2 Responses to “Another Trailer: Aki Kaurismaki’s Festival hit ‘Le Havre’”

  1. “A political fairy tale that mixes the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carne with wry Kaurismaekian comedy, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight.”

    This extravagent praise from APPLE, and the praise from so many others makes this more than promising. So so many others I admire Kaurismaki, and always name his take on Chabrol’s LA CEREMONIE, THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL, as his masterpiece.

  2. I have to admit I’m not up on Kaurismaki, but I’m hoping this will make a fine introduction.

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