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Europe Through the Lens: a Festival of Contemporary European Films: Le Havre

A series of films shown as part of the A & S Year of Europe.

Screening Information

Presented by:

Professor Jeremy Popkin
Department of History

Thursday, April 7, 2016

6 p.m.

UK Athletics Auditorium
W.T. Young Library

Additional Year of Europe Activities

More European Films

University of Kentucky Libraries has an extensive video collection located in Audio Visual Services in the Hub.  The collection includes documentaries as well as award winning films from around the world.  You can find these films by title, language, country or director through InfoKat Discovery. Videos can be checked out for 7 days with a UK id or library card. You can also find additional information on films by by using the Film Resources guide.

About This Film

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Date: 2011
Country: Finland/France

Review and Summary 

New York Times Review



About the Director

Aki Kaurismäki (Finnish)