“Fallen Leaves”, tells the story of two lonely people who meet each other by chance in the Helsinki night and try to find the first, only, and ultimate love of their lives. Their path towards this honourable goal is clouded by the man's alcoholism, lost phone numbers, not knowing each other's names or addresses, and life's general tendency to place obstacles in the way of those seeking happiness.
This gentle tragicomedy, previously thought to be lost, is the fourth part of Aki Kaurismäki’s working-class trilogy (“Shadows in Paradise”, “Ariel”, and “The Match Factory Girl”). The film was awarded the Jury Prize (Prix du Jury) at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was nominated by Finland for the Best International Film Oscar.
Alma Pöysti, Jussi Vatanen, Alina Tomnikov, Martti Suosalo