The Match Factory Girl, GFT, Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 June, 2017

the match faactory girl

the match faactory girl

Iris works a dead-end job in a match factory, a mindless cog in the industrial machine, supporting her forbidding mother and step-dad in their small two-bedroom apartment. A tragic social life offers a glimmer of hope when she meets a man in a local dance club, whom she desperately falls for. However as with everything in Iris’ life, things are not so easy, and soon Iris is pushed over the edge. One of Kaurismäki’s bleakest tales, The Match Factory Girl also remains one of his most poignant and sympathetic, with his penchant for entertaining yet despondent comic irony shown in full effect.

This screening will be preceded by Kaurismäki’s short film Those Were the Days (1992, 5m).

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GFT, 12 Rose St, G3 6RB

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