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​The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is Finland’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 07, 2016 16:14 CEST

Juho Kuosmanen’s feature film debut The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, is nominated as the Finnish entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars.

The Happiest Day of the Life of Olli Mäki is a film inspired by real events and tells the story of Olli Mäki, the first Finn ever to fight for the world championship in featherweight boxing. Mäki lost the fight humiliatingly in the second round by a knock out in front of a packed stadium.

According to Olle Mäki it was the best day of his life.

The film won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes film festival in May and is nominated for the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize 2016. The Happiest Day of the Life of Olli Mäki is produced by Jussi Rantamäki for Aamu Film Company in co-production with Nordic major SF Studios, producer Nicklas Wikström Nicastro.

“We are so happy for Juho Kuosmanen and Jussi Rantamäki. They are truly great film makers and have in every aspect made an excellent film in which we are very proud to be part of, says Nicklas Wikström Nicastro at SF Studios.

Last week SF Studio could proudly announce that the studios feature A Man Called Ove was picked as the Swedish entry to the Academy Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will announce its shortlist for the Foreign Language category on January 17, 2017 and the final five candidates on January 24, 2017.

For more information, please contact Nicklas Wikström Nicastro at or mob: +46 709 42 95 42

SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film entity in the market for production, co-production, acquisition and distribution in the Nordic region and international sales of feature films and TV series. SF is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.

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