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Film

The Match Factory Girl

 
 
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
  • 5PM
  • 9:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 68min
FORMAT: 35mm
LANGUAGE: In Finnish with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Aki Kaurismäki | 1990

With Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko, Reijo Taipale

“Few films are ever this unremittingly unyielding.”
—Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

Painfully shy match factory worker Iiris (Kaurismäki regular Outinen) ekes out a bleak subsistence in Helsinki, where she is scorned by her ineffectual mother and stepfather and her clumsy attempts at social interaction are met with indifference. When a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone, Iris takes matters into her own hands—in spectacular fashion. With Kaurismäki’s characteristic deadpan, The Match Factory Girl walks a fine line between grim and grimly hilarious.

This screening is preceded by a 6-minute Leningrad Cowboys music video ("Those Were the Days") directed by Kaurismäki.