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.

South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA

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28 February 2024

FREE, donations welcome

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  • Tue 6 – 8pm
  • Level access
  • Lifts to all areas
  • Hearing loop
  • Large-format print
  • Walking aids
  • Mobility scooters
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Adult changing facilities
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