The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Still from The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Friday, 03 April 2020, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Juho Kuosmanen, Finland / Sweden / Germany 2016, 93 mins, 12A

“This is a sports tale in which the character building has almost nothing to do with the sport.” Slant Magazine

The true and famous story of the former Finnish amateur boxer Olli Mäki who is preparing to fight the featherweight match against American rival Davey Moore in 1962. But then he falls in love and life’s pleasures are tempting. A funny and beautifully shot 16mm black and white debut film.

“unexpectedly lyrical drama about life’s innocent pleasures” Time Out

Further reading

    1. BFI
    2. Roger Ebert
    3. Time Out

Trailer