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Hymyilevä Mies (The Happiest Day In the Life of Olli Maki)
dir. Juho Kuosmanen
Finland, 2016, 92 minutes
Finnish, English sub-titles

Bright Nights: The 7th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival
Richcraft Hall Theatre (formerly River Building), Carleton University, Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7:00 pm
“Funny, forlorn, and irresistibly charming, Juho Kuosmanen's assured debut feature, which won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, is inspired by the true story of Finland's most successful boxer of the 1960s. Shot in black and white, the film centres on the prelude to Mäki's historic fight in Helsinki with American Davey Moore, the bantamweight champion of the world. Almost painfully open and ingenuous, Olli is a small-town boy who is just as happy baking bread as he is in the ring — and he's even happier when he's with Raija, the level-headed beauty he finds himself falling for. Elis, Olli's manager, is the exact opposite: a hyperbolic showman who promises the press corps a ‘spectacle never seen in Finland.’ As Olli begins wilting under the pressure, his desperate attempts to lose weight, and his separation from Raija, Elis faces his own challenges from his wife, his financial backers, and his American partners.” (Toronto International Film Festival)

General Admission: $13.00 (HST incl)  
CFI Members, Students, Seniors (65+): $9.00 (HST incl) 

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