Volume 7, Article 11

Volume 7, Article 11

Kaurismäki’s Le Havre as Intervention for a Positive Society
Guido Rings

Citation: Rings, G. (2023). Kaurismäki’s Le Havre as Intervention for a Positive Society. European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 7, 11, 1-6.

Processing dates: Submitted 31 January 2023; Resubmitted 4 July 2023; Accepted 11 July 2023; Published 28 November 2023

Volume 7, Article 11


Although Kaurismaeki’s Le Havre enjoys considerable popularity for its outline and dissemination of key aspects of a positive society, there is so far no convincing intervention paper from positive psychologists that discusses the society portrayed in the film with a view to support teachers who would like to integrate the movie into their courses and personal coaching. This study aims to reduce that gap in knowledge.

Key words: Positive society, social justice, neoliberalism, Aki Kaurismäki, Le Havre, positive media psychology


Prof. Guido Rings is with Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT, UK