THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI

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Saturday, 4 March 2017
19:00
Exeter Phoenix
Film

Juho Kuosmanen’s assured debut feature The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, which won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes and is Finland’s entry to the oscars, is inspired by the true story of Finland’s most successful boxer of the 1960s.Shot in authentic 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. A rueful yet delightfully disarming ode to lost innocence, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is also one of the most indelible romances you will see this year.