The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (12A)
Finland/2016/92mins/12A/subtitles. Dir: Juho Kuosmanen. With: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milono
Modest underdog Olli “the Baker from Kokkola” prepares for his big boxing fight with the expectations of the Finnish nation on his shoulders. After falling in love however, it becomes increasingly clear that boxing is no longer the most important thing in his world. A resolutely low-key black and white romantic tale conjuring up a delightful mood of bittersweet melancholy.
Winner Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival 2016