The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki
Tuesday November 7, 2017  7:30pm - 9pm (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Movie Wheelchair Accessible

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(902) 532-7704

Doors Open at 6:45pm

King’s Film Society Presentation

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival

This lovely film from Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen is a gentle, shrewd, somehow mysterious love story, based on real life, beautifully photographed in luminous black-and-white and drawing inspiration from Scorsese and Truffaut. It is inspired by the Finnish boxer Olli Mäki, who electrified Finland’s boxing fans in 1962 by getting a shot at the world featherweight title, fighting on home turf against visiting American star Davey Moore.

Jarkko Lahti plays the intense, wiry Olli, who finds that as the big fight approaches, he has fallen in love with a beautiful schoolteacher, Raija (Oona Airola) – to the horror of his tightly wound trainer and manager, Elis, played by Eero Milonoff. Elis’s own marriage appears to be crumbling, and he is aghast, for complex reasons, at the distractions of love, which might mess with Olli’s focus. Inside of the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli’s attention.

“A lyrical sense of bittersweet acceptance permeates freshman director Juho Kuosmanen’s marvelous sports biopic from its very first, perfectly composed frame.” – Variety

“Kuosmanen’s impeccable, buoyant first feature upends all the conventions of the fight film genre.” – NOW Toronto

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen

Finland/Germany/Sweden 2016

1h 31m

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Kings Theatre
209 St George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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902-532-7704

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