THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI

 

90 MINUTES, DRAMA
DIRECTOR: JUHO KUOSMANEN
WRITERS: JUHO KUOSMANEN, MIKKO MYLLYLAHTI
PRODUCERS: AAMU FILM COMPANY, ONE TWO FILMS,
FILM VÄST, TRE VÄNNER PRODUKTIONER

TV: SR/ARTE
SALES AGENT: LES FILMS DU LOSANGE
WORLD PREMIERE: CANNES 2016, UN CERTAIN REGARD
***PRIX UN CERTAIN REGARD***

 


SYNOPSIS

Summer 1962, Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.

 

DIRECTOR: JUHO KUOSMANEN

Juho Kuosmanen, born in 1979, is a Helsinki based filmmaker. He graduated ELO Helsinki Film School of Aalto University in 2014. Along with his studies Kuosmanen has also acted and directed stage theatre and worked closely with avant-garde opera ensemble West Coast Kokkola Opera.
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki is Juho Kuosmanen's first feature length film. He has directed award winning films such as The Painting Sellers (1st Prize in Cannes Cinéfondation 2010 and nominated for five Finnish Film Academy Awards). Citizens (Silver Leopard in Locarno 2008) and Roadmakers (3rd price in Cinéfondation Cannes Film Festival). 

 

PRODUCER: AAMU FILM COMPANY

Aamu Film Company Ltd was founded in 2001 and has produced both fiction and documentary films in various lengths. They have won prizes and made mistakes - but fortunately learned from both of them. Just like One Two Films they build long relationships with directors and screenwriters who have a unique approach to filmmaking.
During recent years, they have produced award-winning ficition films and documentaries such as The Painiting Sellers (1st Prize in Cannes Cinéfondation 2010), Silver Stars (Best Drama, Prix Europe 2008), Citizens (Silver Leopard in Locarno 2008), Driver (premiered at Rotterdam IFF 2014) and Whispering In A Friend's Mouth (premiered at Berlinale Generation 2010).