Aki Kaurismaki sees people as equals: 'Fallen Leaves' star Alma Poysti on Finnish helmer's new movie

Updated: Feb 12 2024 2:29PM

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) Ordinary people have the most interesting stories to tell and Aki Kaurismaki, the famed Finnish director, believes in capturing that through his cinema, says his "Fallen Leaves" star Alma Poysti.

The film, currently streaming on MUBI India, won the Jury Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and has earned universal acclaim for its gentle take on love between two lonely souls in Helsinki, Finland.

Alma plays Ansa, a supermarket clerk, whose chance meeting and connection with construction worker Holappa, played by Jussi Vatanen, is beset by many hurdles that include lost phone numbers, mistaken addresses, alcoholism and a charming stray dog.