We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, upon whose Country SFF are based.
We honour the storytelling and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

Fallen Leaves

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
2023
Finland, Sweden
81 minutes
M
Straight from the Cannes Competition, the Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki’s compassionate comedy has two lonely people meet by chance and then try, in turbulent times, to find love.
Ansa (Alma Pöysti) works at badly paid supermarket job, taking home expired sandwiches to eat. Holappa (Jussi Vatanen) is a metalworker, labouring each day in a hazardous job that he is sure will kill him, and drinking day and night.  Meanwhile there are reminders of the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis.  Against his will, Holappa is dragged to a karaoke night, where he meets Ansa and there’s a romantic spark.  Obstacles get in their way but still these two remain hopeful.  With beautiful performances by Pöysti and Vatanen, Fallen Leaves is a vital and welcome addition to Kaurismäki's working-class trilogy and his mastery remains undiminished here.  Shadowed by war, economic disparity and turmoil, his message is to still look for love.
Wonderful, wryly funny and poignant.
Pete Hammond, Deadline

Films showing at this event:

Caravan Park
Revisit a short film from the year of the very first TFF by now legendary Australian director Phillip Noyce. The short has recently been restored by the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) to celebrate their own 50th birthday

Tickets

Sat 24 Feb
3:45pm
Alice Springs Cinema
Past Event Cancel
Year
2023
Classification
M
Country
Finland, Sweden
Language
In Finnish with English Subtitles
Director
Aki Kaurismäki
Cart
Clear Cart

Your in cinema cart is empty.

View over 500 sessions to find the right films and events for you!

Browse In Cinema Program

Check out our list of films showing in your area

Browse Films

Donate Today
Help us bring you the best in cinema worldwide.
Booking Fee
$0
Subtotal
Total
Planner

Your planner helps you schedule your entire SFF experience. It shows sessions you've saved, purchased or added to your cart in a helpful timeline.

Sign in or register to save your planner!

Your planner is empty.

Use your planner to create your own unique SFF Experience

Browse Films & Events