Deader Than Black

If you are in or around New York City for the next week, and need relief from honoring the birth of Christ by buying as much shit as you can with money you don’t have, then head over to Film Forum. From today through November 30, they are showing the hilarious, deader-than-dead-pan comedies of Aki Kaurismäki.

I’m personally fond of these movies, they are some of the funniest I’ve seen, and this scene in particular from La vie de Bohème has been indispensable in illustrating how misguided some musical compositions can be, as found for example in my recent review of Daniil Trifonov’s Piano Concerto.