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Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, The (12A)

Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, The (12A)

Biography, Drama, Romance

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.

The critical consensus

A lovely film with two great central performances.

Adam Woodward, Little White Lies, 17/04/2017

This is an exceptionally modest, low-key affair but with an undoubted charm and a welcome humour running through the heartache.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 17/04/2017

The story of a Finnish boxer taking on a big-shot US star on home turf is the basis for this strange and wonderful comedy.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 20/04/2017

A charming tale about a featherweight uncomfortable with the unexpected burden of being a national hero.

****(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 23/04/2017

Where and when?

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday April 28, 2017, until Thursday May 4, 2017. More info: www.filmhousecinema.com

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday April 28, 2017, until Thursday May 4, 2017. More info: www.dca.org.uk

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday April 21, 2017, until Thursday April 27, 2017. More info: http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/

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