Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki's latest film Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet lehdet), which premiered on Friday, gathered a total of 31,308 viewers during its opening weekend at 130 cinemas, the Finnish Film Foundation said in a statement on Monday.
The audience turnout marked the second-best opening weekend for a Finnish film this year, following the latest Ricky Rapper children's film (Risto Räppääjä ja villi kone), which drew 31,455 movie-goers in its first weekend.
Fallen Leaves, the fourth installment in Kaurismäki's series focusing on working-class Finns, won the Jury Prize in Cannes in May.
The film is also Finland's candidate for the Academy Awards in Los Angeles next spring.
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