Call for Papers - Wider Screen 02/2007 - The cinema of Aki and Mika
The films of Finnish directors Aki and Mika Kaurismäki are multifaceted
texts that balance between a variety of cultural tropes. The films are
simultaneously national and international; they deal with Finnish national
myths alongside the globalisation of national culture; the films blur the
distinctions between high culture and low culture both in terms of thematics
and aesthetics; they circulate the globe in both commercial and festival
releases, gaining widely discrepant critical and commercial receptions.