The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Inside of the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli’s attention. This charming feature debut from Juho Kuosmanen was awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Ticket can be bought in advance at Kai Art Center before the screening. More info here.
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Cast: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff
Subtitle Language: Estonian, Russian