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New York Film Festival Review “Fallen Leaves”: Two Lonely Finns Find Hope in Deadpan Master Aki Kaurismäki’s Unique Universe

Ansa and Holappa, the quiet loners in “Fallen Leaves”, are on their first date watching Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie “The Dead Don’t Die” in the local Ritz movie theater. Coming out, someone makes an absurdly amusing comparison: “it reminded me of “Diary of a Country Priest”, Robert Bresson’s classic. Ansa gives Holappa her phone number…