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Movie: July



The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Directed by: Juho Kuosmanen

For those who spend the beginning of July in Munich and are interested in boxing, Filmfest Munich (28.06–07.07) can offer several hard-hitting films. Requiem for a Heavyweight from 1962, Anthony Quinn starred as Louis "Mountain" Rivera, a boxer on the cusp of his career, without winning the heavyweight title he dreams of. From the same year we find Elvis Presley in the role of "singing" boxer Kid Galahad. Rocky is on the program, and the Finnish film The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki. The year is 1962, and the film builds on the life of the Finnish master. The film is in black and white and was director Juho Kuosmanen's feature film debut in 2016. The film received the Un Certain Regard award in Cannes that year, an award that recognizes young talent, innovation and original storytelling. The prize contributes to cinema distribution in France.

Dreaming Murakami
Directed by: Nitesh Anjaan

The film is a portrait of the Danish literary translator Mette Holm. Holm has translated a number of books by renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami, and i Dreaming Murakami we meet her in the work on the debut novel Kaze no uta o kike from 1973, in Norwegian Hear the wind sing. The documentary provides an insight into the work of a translator, and comes close to issues in this work. filmmaker also follows Holm to Japan. In addition to Murakami's books, Holm has also translated several other Japanese authors – as well as our own Maja Lundes The history of the bees into Danish. The film was shown under Oslo Pix in June.

Dirty money
Directors: Alex Gibney, Jesse Moss, Erin Lee Carr, Kristi Jacobson, Brian McGinn, Fisher Stevens

The series was originally produced for Netflix and has been on the streaming service since January. For anyone who has not seen it, it may be worth a confession. It exposes corruption and fraud in various forms and industries. The episodes are about Volkswagen
The scandal, racing car driver Scott Tucker, drug maker Valeant, banking giant HSBC, payroll syrup – and the latest episode, which is currently out, has the headline "Scammer" and is about Donald Trump.

The Spider's Web
Directed by Michael Oswald

"They go out in the morning, and out of the door they leave their entire set of values ​​behind." This is how producer and CEO John Christensen describes a financial elite that runs a number of financial companies – companies that have in common that they avoid tax, and that they have been a protected species. In the previous newspaper, you could read about this film in connection with the announcement day 2018. The documentary deals precisely with the power that lies with a number of cloud companies, primarily located in the City of London, as well as in several tax havens. Christensen was in Oslo in June on the occasion of the announcement day. He has even worked in the Jersey business. The movie can be viewed online through Nicholas Shaxson's book Treasure Islands Oswald gave the idea to make the film, and Shaxson is among many interviewed. Also long-time corruption hunter Eva Joly, MEP, is interviewed.

Kaisa Ytterhaug
Kaisa Ytterhaug
Ytterhaug is a freelancer in Ny Tid.

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