Magazine article Screen International

'Olli Maki' Secures Key Deals for Films Du Losange

Magazine article Screen International

'Olli Maki' Secures Key Deals for Films Du Losange

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Les Films Du Losange has sold out across Europe on festival hit and Oscar hopeful The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki, the debut feature by Juho Kuosmanen.

The French outfit has closed deals for Spain (Surtsey Films), Benelux (September), Austria (Polyfilm), Italy (Movies Inspired), Portugal (Legendmain), Greece (Videorama), Turkey (Filmarti), Denmark (41 Shadows), Iceland (Bio Paradis), Norway (Storytelling Media), Sweden (Folkets Bio), Bulgaria (Art Fest), Former Yugoslavia (Zagreb Fest), Hungary (Mozinet), Czech/Slovak Republic (Aerofilms), Romania (Voodoo Films), Baltic States (Must Kasi) and Poland (Gutek).

Deals have also been closed with Raven Banner in Canada and DDDream in China.

As previously reported, MUBI will release teh film theatrically in the US and UK. B-Plan released the film in its native Finland and Les Films Du Losange also released in France. Camino will release in Germany.

The black-and-white film, about the real-life Finnish boxer more concerned with his new girlfriend than winning a championship fight in 1962, won the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes and has also won top prizes in Zurich, Chicago and St Petersburg. …

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