The would-be writer Marcel Marx makes a living as a shoeshine boy in the French port city of Le Havre, sits in his local pub every lunchtime and lives in a small house with his loving wife Arletty, who has been diagnosed with cancer of which he knows nothing. One day, under the pier in the port of Idrissa, he finds a boy from Gabon who has entered the country illegally on a container ship. Marcel mobilizes his buddies to allow Idrissa to travel to London to see his mother.
Kaurismäki's film is a moving fairy tale about the miracles that solidarity can bring about, an enchanting utopia with two happy endings, a tender piece of happiness that is possible against all odds.
Admission free, limited places.
Reservation required via the Ulme35 booking system.