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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Rated 12A

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Dir. Juho Kuosmanen. Finland, 2016. 1h 33m. Finnish/subs. Starring Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Joonas Saartamo, Olli Rahkonen, Joanna Haartti.

Strange and wonderful Scandinavian comedy shot in gorgeous grainy 16mm black and white. A boxer preparing for national sporting greatness would be much happier if he could ditch training to spend time with his new girlfriend.

"A gentle, shrewd, somehow mysterious love story, based on real life, beautifully photographed in luminous black-and-white" ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Kuosmanen’s unassuming yet immaculate command of tone and form here would impress at any stage of his career, but it’s entirely remarkable in a first feature." Guy Lodge, Variety