In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a local karaoke bar. However, the pair’s path to happiness is beset by numerous obstacles — from lost numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog. A quirky tale of star-crossed lovers, Fallen Leaves is a life-affirming gem from Finnish filmmaker Kaurismäki. In Finnish with English subtitles. (1h 21m)
“This film is so damn funny, and not in a laugh-out-loud way, though there are some of those moments, too. The humor in a Kaurismäki film is deadpan; it sneaks up on you and always tells you something about the characters.” – Odie Henderson, Boston Globe
“‘Fallen Leaves is thoroughly entertaining, completely unpredictable and one of the best films I’ve seen this year” – Leonard Maltin, leonardmaltin.com
“Modestly scaled and tonally perfect, Fallen Leaves opens in a fluorescent hell-on-earth and ends with a vision of something like paradise.” – Manhola Dargis, New York Times
98% RT Critics Consensus!