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Afternoons at ASI: Scandinavian Cinema – a discussion on Aki Kaurismäki with Andrew Nestingen

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Afternoons at ASI

Held the second Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. in Paulson Hall, ASI’s afternoon series invites artists, experts and other fascinating folk to share their knowledge and insight in fellowship with the community. A new topic is explored in every session. Please join us!

Wednesday, April 10: Scandinavian Cinema - Aki Kaurismäki’s Changing Context: Nostalgia or Populism? With Andrew Nestingen

  • Aki Kaurismäki has, along with Lars von Trier, been one of the biggest names in Scandinavian cinema in recent decades. Kaurismäki’s films' distinct visual style and uncompromising moral stance distinguish them from other Scandinavian cinema, as well as European cinema and Hollywood. With four decades of films behind him, Kaurismäki’s style appears increasingly antagonistic to our culture of digital audiovisual production, social media and virtual interconnection. The moral stance has taken on a new context, as populist political parties have attacked political leaders in the same register as some of Kaurismäki's films. How can we make sense of Aki Kaurismäki’s cinema today, as an image of late-modern Finland, Scandinavia and Europe?

Afternoons at ASI 2019 schedule:

Included in museum admission. No registration required.

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