From The Pond Marcel
If that’s not good news. The movie program is back. In the 2022 – 2023 season, the Senior Council will be offering an attractive range of films. It’s about meeting, discovering, enjoying and experiencing. Thanks to Seniorenraad Oosterzele, you can watch the Finnish top film ‘Toivon tuolla puolen’ on Monday 3 October in the GC De Kluize theater in Scheldewindeke, if you like to hear it in Dutch: ‘The other side of hope’.
The story. The Finnish traveling salesman Wikström has had enough of his job as a salesman and decides to change course. He buys a restaurant in Helsinki. In the same city, Khaled, a Syrian refugee who has lost almost all of his family, is wandering. After his asylum application was rejected, Khaled goes into hiding in the Finnish capital. One day, Wikström finds Khaled in the backyard of his restaurant. He recognizes something of himself in the battered refugee and a bond develops between the two men. Director Aki Kaurismäki brings a topical story about hope and humanity in his own unsurpassed and humorous way. The film won the Silver Bear for directing at the Berlin Film Festival. A haunting film that will charm you. The movie starts at 2 pm. Participation costs 5 euros (film, coffee and cake included). Tickets are available at GC De Kluize Scheldewindeke. (Marcel Van de Vijver, photos Danny De Lobelle).