The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki (2016 Finland/Sweden/Germany) 92 mins, Cert. 12A (subtitled)

Screenings at 11AM & 7.30

Director: Juho Kuosmanen        
Stars: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff



In 1962 Finnish boxer Olli Maki (Lahti) was surprisingly lined up to challenge for the world featherweight boxing title, fighting on home turf against American favourite Davey Moore.  Everyone is keen for him to win and put Finland on the map. 



But Olli is more preoccupied with young teacher Raija (Airola), the girl he has just fallen in love with – to the deepening concern of his backers and support team.


With beautifully recreated settings shot in luminous 16mm black & white, this true story is “a film of immense humanity and charm: the very best kind of date movie” (The Guardian).


Here is a link to that Review in The Guardian 


The review includes a link to the  Trailer, which can also be seen below


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thur 13th July 2017

Shows start at 11.00AM and 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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News Update 09 July 2017

Our first attraction in the coming week is a final opportunity to see Their Finest at Tuesday’s Babes in Arms screening at 11:00. If you’re bringing a buggy to this “beautifully acted ode to working women and cinema” (Empire), please try to arrive early as mums and buggies need to take the lift, which can cause a delay.

Tuesday’s The Levelling offers a rewarding evening for all who seek outstanding British drama and opportunities to discover emerging talent. Director Hope Dickson Leach displays remarkable assurance in a debut feature that delivers searing emotion in a rural setting, where landscape and sound design make significant contributions to the mood. Ellie Kendrick is phenomenal as a trainee vet who returns to her father’s farm, following an unexpected tragedy. “Top-tier filmmaking… This powerhouse drama demands to be seen, discussed and celebrated. The performances are simply flawless.” (Chicago Now). Read More……..