Kaurismaki’s feted

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HELSINKI — The Assn. of Finnish Film Producers gave helmer-producer Aki Kaurismaki (“The Man Without a Past”) the producer of the year award Thursday in Helsinki.

“In more than 20 years, said the association, “Aki Kaurismaki has written, directed, produced and edited 30 films. Finnish cinema is known worldwide through his masterpieces.”

Over the weekend, the UIP Finland-distribbed “Man Without a Past” was set to break the 100,000-admission mark in Finland, thus becoming the most-watched Kaurismaki film on helmer’s home turf.

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