Paul Giamatti is a curmudgeonly prep school teacher who reluctantly bonds with his fellow social outsiders over Christmas break in the latest from Alexander Payne.
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Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, the latest from brilliant Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki showcases his striking blend of crystalline visuals, dark humor, and piercing observation. Fallen Leaves follows two lonely people who meet by chance in the Helsinki night and try to find the first, only, and ultimate love of their lives. Their path towards this honorable goal is clouded by the man’s alcoholism, lost phone numbers, not knowing each other’s names or addresses, and life’s general tendency to place obstacles in the way of those seeking their happiness. This gentle tragicomedy—previously thought to be lost—is the fourth part of Kaurismäki’s working-class trilogy (Shadows in Paradise, Ariel, and The Match Factory Girl).
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