The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies)
Wed, Sep 27 at 7:30PM
DC’s Nordic Film Week Opening Night Selection. 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 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.
The five Nordic Embassies along with the Avalon Theatre have joined together to present Nordic Film Week, a selection of internationally acclaimed films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, presented at locations around Washington, DC from September 27 – October 1.
in Finnish, German and Swedish with English subtitles