The Other Side Of Hope takes FIPRESCI prize

International Federation of Film Critics give Kaurismäki Grand Prix

by Amber Wilkinson

The Other Side Of Hope
The Other Side Of Hope
FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics has named Aki Kaurismäki's The Other Side of Hope (Toivon Tuolla Puolen) as the best film of the past year.

The Finnish director will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017 during the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 22.

The prize was voted on by hundreds of film critics around the world. It is the second time Kaurismäki has taken home the critics' highest accolade, after The Man Without A Past (Mies Vailla Menneisyyttä) was awarded the Grand Prix 2002.

The film was one of three finalists for the award, alongside Oscar-winner Moonlight, by Barry Jenkins, and Berlinale Golden Bear winner On Body And Soul (Testrol és Lélekrol) by Ildikó Enyedi.

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