Tattered Cover Classics: The Match Factory Girl | Denver Film Society | Aki Kaurismäki | Finland

Tattered Cover Classics: The Match Factory Girl

Aki Kaurismäki

FinnishEnglish SubtitlesFinland199069 minWebsiteDCP


  • Sunday 6/7
  • 1:00 PM Sie FilmCenter Buy Tickets
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    Plays Sunday, June 7 at 1:00 PM at the Sie - Hosted by Howie Movshovitz with a post-film discussion!
    Presented by Tattered Cover Bookstore and KUNC Radio
    Tickets are just $1.00!

    Special Thanks to the Criterion Collection!

    Kaurismäki took his penchant for despairing character studies to unspeakably grim depths in the shockingly entertaining The Match Factory Girl. Kati Outinen is memorably impenetrable as Iris, whose grinding days as a cog in a factory wheel, and nights as a neglected daughter living with her parents, ultimately send her over the edge. Yet despite her transgressions, Kaurismäki makes Iris a compelling, even sympathetic figure. Bleak yet suffused with comic irony, The Match Factory Girl closes out the “Proletariat Trilogy” with a bang—and a whimper.

    Editor: Aki Kaurismäki | Cinematographer: Timo Salminen | Screenwriter: Aki Kaurismäki
    Cast: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari
    Additional Countries: Sweden