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The Match Factory Girl + Ayo Akingbade

6 – 8pm

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Artist Ayo Akingbade hosts a conversation and screening of Aki Kauismäki’s influential film 'The Match Factory Girl'.

In Finnish director Aki Kauismäki’s The Match Factory Girl (Finland 1990 69′), Iris has a dead-end job in a match-factory, lives with her unforgiving parents, and her social life is a disaster. When she is made pregnant after a one-night stand by a man who thought she was a prostitute, she decides that enough is enough and plans her revenge.


In this special event, Akingbade discusses the film in relation to her own interests in history, legacy, labour and power.