UTV World Movies to air Finnish director Kaurismaki’s movies


MUMBAI: UTV World Movies through its on-air property In–Focus will put the spotlight on one iconic filmmaker and present his work along with information, trivia, contests and online communities every month.

Some of the stalwarts in focus this year are Francois Truffaut, Jafar Panahi, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Wim Winders, Takeshi Kitano and Luc Besson. In May, In – Focus will bring movies of Finnish director and writer Aki Kaurismaki.

The younger member of Finland’s most prolific filmmaking team, Kaurismäki, together with older brother Mika, virtually invented the New Finnish Cinema. The line up on UTV World Movies starting from 2 – 30 May are The Man without a past, Ariel, Drifting Clouds, Lights in the Dusk and The Match Factory Girl. These will be aired every Saturday at 10.30 pm.

UTV World Movies programming head Manasi Sapre said, "It is our constant endeavor to bring in the very best in World Cinema to audiences in India. In Focus is a big step in that direction. Kaurismaki- who protested against the US War policy and refused to attend Academy Awards where his film was nominated- is a rebel who is one of leading figures of European Cinema today. His films are celebrated for their eccentric humane style and unforgettable characters. We are certain that they will be appreciated by film aficionados across the country."