Juho Kuosmanen's film almost defies description, but it is certainly not your run-of-the-mill boxing film. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is based on two weeks in the life of Finnish amateur boxer Olli Mäki.
Olli Mäki is about to enter the ring in the biggest boxing event ever held in Finland of 1962, but is distracted with his growing fondness for Raija, who he has met and fallen for while intensely preparing for the fight.
Beautifully shot in black and white and true to the aesthetics of the day it is an enchanting love story and an exploration of the meaning of success and happiness.
Winner of Un certain regard prize at Cannes in 2016 and 8 Jussi’s, Finland’s national film awards as well as the Nordic Council’s Film Prize and several film festival awards.
‘This film serves as a charming testament to Olli Maki and to the grace of an ordinary life.’ Mahnola Dargis, New York Times.
The screening starts with short films of Ryerson students Emmett Snyder and Felix Wong.
Doors open at 6 pm, Screening starts at 6.30 pm.
Subtitled in English, Free admission.
10/24/2017 6:00 PM - 10/24/2017 8:45 PM
Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Consulate of Finland and Finnish Studies at the University of Toronto
Ryerson University School of Image Arts
122 Bond Street, third floor, Room IMA307