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Aki Kaurismäki Shorts

Aki Kaurismäki Shorts

Aki Kaurismäki Shorts

1986-2013 / 61min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI

ROCKY VI / 1986 / 9 mins / 35mm
THRU THE WIRE / 1987 / 6 mins / 35mm
RICH LITTLE BITCH / 1987 / 5 mins / DCP
OO AINA IHMINEN / 1995 / 5 mins / DCP
DOGS HAVE NO HELL / 2002 / 10 mins / 35mm
BICO / 2004 / 5 mins / DCP
THE FOUNDRY / 2006 / 3 mins / DCP
JUICE LESKINEN & GRAND SLAM: BLUESIA PIEKSAMAEN ASEMALLA / 2013 / 18 mins / DCP

A program compiling several of Kaurismäki’s works in the short form, perfectly suited to his pithy wit and love of song. Featuring Rocky VI, an anti-blockbuster; Thru the Wire, set in a futuristic United States denuded of all cultural aspiration; Rich Little Bitch, a video for the Finnish band Melrose; Juice Leskinen & Grand Slam, a 1988 document of a live set by the eponymous group; Oo Aina Ihminen, a performance by tango singer Markus Allan; Bico, Kaurismäki’s segment from omnibus film Visions of Europe; The Foundry, Kaurismäki’s twist on the Lumiére brothers; and Dogs Have No Hell, Kaurismäki’s contribution to the omnibus Ten Minutes Older, which concerns itself more with Paradise than damnation.