Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kauas pilvet karkaavat / Drifting Clouds

FI 1996. D: Aki Kaurismäki. With English subtitles. Viewed at Cinema Orion (Aki Kaurismäki), Helsinki, 14 Dec 2010. - Revisited the ending of the first film in Aki Kaurismäki's "Finnish trilogy", about unemployment, starring Kati Outinen and Kari Väänänen, dedicated to the memory of Matti Pellonpää. A neo-Capraesque tale in Kurosawaesque colour. These films communicate with the eyes, the looks. The title of the film comes from the song "Pilvet karkaa, niin minäkin" ("Clouds Escape, So Do I") by Rauli Somerjoki, with lyrics by the poet Jarkko Laine, heard during the final credits. - It is a pleasure to see the full colour of Timo Salminen's cinematography in a film print.

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