The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Olli Mäki had the chance of a lifetime. He was the first Finn ever to fight for the world championship in featherweight boxing, but lost the match humiliatingly in the second round by knock out in front of a packed stadium. He calls it the best day of his life.
Juho Kuosmanen (b. 1979) is a Helsinki-based filmmaker. His previous short films have won several prizes in acclaimed festivals including Cannes Cinéfondation and Locarno. 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. Kuosmanen’s debut feature The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki won the Prix un Certain Regard in Cannes 2016.