April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center
206 Waltham St
Newton, MA 02465
Kerry Lavin
Screening: The Happiest Day in The Life of Olli Mäki @ Scandinavian Cultural Center | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Don’t miss the New England premiere of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, winner of Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival and 8-time Jussi award winner, including Best Picture.

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Directed by Juho Kuosmanen (Finland, Germany, Sweden, 2016).

“So gracefully does The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki sidestep the formulaic mold of struggle, perseverance and simple victory or defeat that it could almost be considered an anti-fight picture.” —Hollywood Reporter