“Combines poignancy with torrents of laughter”

Tim Robey, The Telegraph

“A wry allegory of human struggle, empathy and connection… a two-finger salute to cold-hearted bureaucracy”

Phil de Semlyen, Empire

“Devilishly funny”

Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian

“Another slice of poetic-realism from the master chronicler of marginalised voices”

Patrick Gamble, CineVue

“Gorgeous tragicomedy… could not be timelier”

David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“Screamingly funny… simply sublime”

Allan Hunter, The List

“A gorgeous ode to the power of cinema… a whimsical joy from start to finish”

David Jenkins, Little White Lies

“Delightful… Finds the artist at the height of his powers”

David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“Both aloof and warm, immediate and distant, bleak and sentimental; thus cementing Kaurismäki’s position as a master of contradictions”

Sean Gallen, The Upcoming