Winter Sessions – Fallen Leaves

7:15 pm | São Brás de Alportel Volunteer Firefighters Pavilion

Original Title: Kuolleet lehdet; Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki; Screenplay: Aki Kaurismäki; Photography: Timo Salminen; Music: –; Editing: Samu Heikkilä; Artistic direction: Ville Grönroos; Production: Aki Kaurismäki; Performers: Alma Pöysti, Martti Suosalo, Jussi Vatanen; P.O.: Finland, Germany; V.O.: Finnish, Arabic;


Two lonely people meet by chance at night in Helsinki and try to find the first, only and last love of their lives. But the path to achieving that goal is full of obstacles: alcoholism, lost phone numbers, not knowing each other’s names. And life’s general tendency to throw obstacles in the path of those who seek happiness. This gentle tragicomedy is the fourth part of Aki Kaurismäki’s (Shadows in Paradise, Ariel, and The Match Factory Girl) working-class trilogy. Midas Films

Festivals and Awards:

Cannes Film Festival 2023 | Jury Prize (Aki Kaurismäki) Chicago International Film Festival 2023 | Best Director (Aki Kaurismäki) Munich Film Festival 2023 | National Board of Review Audience Award, USA 2023 | Best Five International Films San Sebastián International Film Festival 2023 | Best Film of the Year Jameson CineFest – Miskolc International Film Festival 2023 | Adolph Zukor Prize (Aki Kaurismäki)

More information:

Org.: Cinemalua – Cultural Association and Municipality of São Brás de Alportel | Supported by the Cinema and Audiovisual Institute (ICA)