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Richmond Film Society - 'Le Havre' (Finland): Tuesday, 22 May at 8:00pm

Richmond Film Society - 'Le Havre' (Finland): Tuesday, 22 May at 8:00pm

When a young African stowaway arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, Marcel, an ageing shoe shiner takes pity on the child and, with the assistance of friendly neighbours and locals, hides him from the police.

Like ‘The Other Side of Hope’ – which proved hugely popular when screened earlier this Season by RFS – ‘Le Havre’ is another instalment in Kaurismäki’s proposed trilogy about life in port cities. Once again, it deals with immigration and attitudes to refugees but it does so with all of Kaurismäki’s trademark lightness of touch, drollery and deadpan humour. The result is an offbeat, warmhearted and charming film, which garnered fifteen awards worldwide, including at the 2011 Cannes, Chicago and Munich Film Festivals.

Venue: The Exchange, 75 London Road Twickenham, Surrey, TW1 1BE

Tickets: £6 (£4 full-time students). Tickets can be purchased on the night(cash only) or in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office on 020 8240 2399 or online via The Exchange’s web site The screening is free to RFS members.

Rating: PG

Running time: 103 minutes

About Richmond FilmSociety:

Richmond Film Society was formed in 1963 and has since screened nearly 780 films. Our objective was, and remains, to bring our community the very best in World Cinema. Our seasons run from September to April and attract an aggregate audience of just under 2,000.

Films are shown at 8.00pm on alternate Tuesdays and are screened at The Exchange.

Film notes are provided for each screening and audience feedback is obtained via response slips. As affiliates of Arts Richmond, we also provide members with details of other local arts-related events.

Membership for next Season’s 16 film programme (commencing on 18 September) is only £40 – an unbeatable bargain of £2.50 per film. For further information, please visit the web site

Alternatively, email or telephone 020 8893 3503.

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