(2016) Directed by Juho Kuosmanen. Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff. (92 min.) DCP.
It’s 1962 and Finnish boxer Olli Mäki trains for his shot at the world featherweight title. However, the hopes of his small nation, the schemes of his ambitious manager, and a blossoming romance threaten to derail his efforts. Winner of the 2016 Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.
“A small marvel of impeccable craftsmanship” (Hollywood Reporter).
We start December with a mesmerizing animated film by a Dutch director, part of our new ArtHouse series, and a movie pick inspired by the exhibition Inspiring Beauty, starring Diana Ross. January begins a classic comedy film festival curated by Laura Boyes, and John Munson presents two more notable ArtHouse films.