Ariel

SOLD OUT
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
1988
Finland
73 minutes
M
The misadventures of a mineworker from Finland’s frozen north who heads south when the mine closes; Kaurismäki’s first film released in Australia (in 1991) is the epitome of ‘supercool’.

The misadventures of a mineworker from Finland’s frozen north who heads south when the mine closes; Kaurismäki’s first film released in Australia (in 1991) is the epitome of ‘supercool’.

Turo Pajala is the tenacious protagonist who inherits a convertible, with a top that refuses to work, from his late co-worker and finds romance with a woman who hands out parking fines. During the course of a typically succinct, no-nonsense scenario the hapless hero is mugged, jailed, double-crossed and yet never loses sight of that faraway paradise ‘Over the Rainbow’. 

              – David Stratton, Retrospective Curator 

 

[Ariel] isn't the vision of a flashy stylist with fashionable new attitudes, but the vision of a man who has found a filmmaking rhythm that suits his own bruised sensibility. – Roger Ebert

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Ariel

Art Gallery of NSW
Sat 9 June
2:30pm—3:43pm
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Year
1988
Classification
M
Country
Finland
Language
In Finnish with English subtitles
Director
Aki Kaurismäki
Producer
Aki Kaurismäki
Cast
Turo Pajala, Susanna Haavisto, Matti Pellonpää
Screenwriter
Aki Kaurismäki
Cinematographer
Timo Salminen
Company Credits
35mm Print Source: NFSA | Rights Holder: Palace Films Australia
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