The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki to screen at South Social Film Festival

The South Social Film Festival will screen The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki on the 12th of May in London.

The festival is an immersive movie, music and dining experience that aims to celebrate independent world cinema. It dedicates every event to a different country, turning into a platform to celebrate diversity through art, cinema, world music and food.

Their next event goes Finnish with the screening of the biggest hit from the last twelve months and winner of the Un Certain Regard. Directed by Juho Kuosmanen, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki takes place in the summer of 1962, where featherweight boxer Olli Maki is preparing to compete against the US. During his preparations, he falls head over heels in love with Raija.

The star of the film, Jarkko Lahti, will attend the screening and answer questions at a Q&A. The Finnish songwriter Astrid Swan will perform a concert for the UK launch of her album, ‘From the Bed and Beyond’, and Finnish superfood will be provided by the Finnish Church.

Tickets: £18 general /£28+ food/ £12 concessions – Tickets from Billetto https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/177891
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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.