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JULY 18

The most affecting of Aki Kaurismaki’s parables of disenfranchised Finns, The Match Factory Girl has a Bressonian mode but its own distinctive sense of humor. Match-factory employee Iris dreams of romance but finds instead a one-night stand that leaves her pregnant and emotionally abandoned. When she plots and executes her revenge in a style as deadpan as the director’s, the result is about as hilarious as a film this dark and chilly can be. At 8 p.m. at Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 8th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)