Retrospective Aki Kaurismaki

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Lenjingradski kauboji idu u Ameriku

Film info

  • Country:Finska, Švedska
  • Director:Aki Kaurismäki
  • Year:1989
  • Duration:78'
  • Actors:Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen

Storyline

The Leningrad Cowboys, a fictional Russian rock band, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.

Aki Kaurismaki is the most famous Finnish film director. His films are very short (he says a film should never run longer than 90 minutes, and many of his films are nearer 70), eccentric parodies of various genres (road movies, film noir, rock musicals), populated by lugubrious hard-drinking Finns and set to eclectic soundtracks, typically based around '50s rock'n'roll.

Screening schedule

  • 22.08.2016.

    Borovo theatre

    14:00h

Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Partners
  • Austrijski kulturni forum
  • Bobi
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • Norveška ambasada
Sponsors
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Coca Cola
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • PPD
  • Startas
  • Technomarket

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