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Kaurismaki boycotts New York festival in anti-American protest

The New YorkFilm Festival suffered the loss of yet another top-flight internationaldirector from its 40th anniversary edition as world politicsintruded on the prestigious event.After learning that Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami hadbeen prevented from attending the festival last week because of US visaproblems, Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki decided against flying in to New Yorkfrom Helsinki in a show of cinematic solidarity. "Under ...

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