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Big Screen Berkeley: The Fairy

"The Fairy" has been favorably compared to the films of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton: don't forget Georges Méliès. Apparently, there’s something about Le Havre. Previously the star of Aki Kaurismaki’s eponymous shaggy dog tale, the spotlight is once again on this French port town in The Fairy (La fée), a delightfully absurd comedy opening […]

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Big Screen Berkeley: Le Havre & El Bulli

Andre Wilm (left) in Aki Kaurismaki's distinctive "Le Havre" It’s fairly obvious from the get-go where Aki Kaurismaki’s new film Le Havre (opening at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas this Friday) is going — viewers conversant in the language of cinema will probably divine its narrative direction before the end of the second reel. That doesn’t mean […]