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Chiaroscuro Presents: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Chiaroscuro Film Series: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Feb 24th, 2019

02/24 | 2:00 PM
Cost: Free

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.

Directed By: Juho Kuosmanes
Genre: Drama | Romance
Run Time: 92 Minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Origin: Finland | Sweden | Germany
Distributor: Mubi

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, February 24th in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.


Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or megan@uica.org at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: February 13
Open Projector Night
Later Event: March 10
Chiaroscuro Presents: Jauja