Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet lehdet)

Please note: Because of technical issues, Fallen Leaves screens in Lynn Wyatt Theater in the Kinder Building (instead of Brown Auditorium Theater as previously announced).

Award-winning filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre) makes a masterful return with this timeless, hopeful, and ultimately satisfying love story about the path to happiness of two lonely souls (Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen) and the numerous hurdles they encounter. Reflecting the Finnish auteur’s typically playful, idiosyncratic style and deadpan humor, this tender tragicomedy, set in contemporary Helsinki, is a timely reminder of the potency of moviegoing from one of cinema’s living legends.

  • Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival
  • Short-listed for the 96th Academy Awards

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Lois Chiles; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet lehdet)

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
(Finland/Germany, 2023, 81 minutes, in Finnish with English subtitles)
Lynn Wyatt Theater, digital


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