Aki Kaurismaki

Born:  April 4, 1957, Orimattila, Finland


1981:  The Saimaa Gesture

1983:  Crime And Punishment

1985:  Calamari Union

1986:  Shadows in Paradise

1987:  Hamlet Goes Business

1988:  Ariel

1989:  Leningrad Cowboys Go America

1990:  The Match Factory Girl, I Hired a Contract Killer

1992:  La Vie De Boheme

1994:  Take Care of Your Scarf Tatiana, Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, Total Balalaika Show

1996:  Drifting Clouds

1999:  Juha

2002:  The Man Without A PastTen Minutes Older: The Trumpet

2004:  Visions of Europe

2006:  Lights in the Dusk

2007:  To Each His Own Cinema

2011:  Le Havre

2012:  Centro Historico

2017:  The Other Side of Hope


Berlin Film Festival Award:  Best Director, The Other Side of Hope (2017)

Cannes Film Festival Award:  Grand Prize of the Jury, The Man Without A Past (2002)
Nominations:  In Competition, Drifting Clouds (1996); Lights in the Dusk (2006); Le Havre (2011)

European Film Award Nominations:  European Film of the Year, The Match Factory Girl (1990); La Vie De Boheme (1992); Best European Film, The Man Without A Past (2002); Best European Director, The Man Without A Past (2002); Best European Screenwriter, The Man Without A Past (2002); Best European Film, The Other Side of Hope (2017); Best European Director, The Other Side of Hope (2017)

Venice Film Festival Nomination:  In Competition, I Hired A Contract Killer (1990)


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