West Side Cinema -'The Happiest day in the Life of Olli Mäki' (12A)

3 Jun 2017 7:15pm

Stromness Town Hall

Visit the West Side Cinema in Stromness to see films from around the world.

West Side Cinema welcomes visitors to Stromness Town Hall to enjoy showings by candlelight. Viewers can enjoy a wide variety of films from around the world in a relaxed and friendly setting. Bring your own refreshments.

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card

Awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

A widely-celebrated feature debut from Juho Kuosmanen telling 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 is falling in love. Inside the ring, it's Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli's attention.

Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/203310519