2019 | 85 min
  • human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min

The Happiest Man on Earth

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The Happiest Man on Earth follows the footsteps of award winning Steam of Life, portraying Finnish men speaking directly from their heart. The Happiest Man on Earth returns to themes of equality, love and well-being from the viewpoint of Finnish men and their sons, who show their emotional loneliness and honesty in a striking way. Men in the film are full of love and empathy that they haven't been able to show before. Berghäll himself turns the camera to himself. Film shows emotions with exceptional honesty, and reveals the soul of Finnish men.

DIRECTOR: Joonas Berghäll
SCREENWRITER: Joonas Berghäll
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Pini Hellstedt F.S.C., Tuomo Hutri F.S.C., Jani Kumpulainen F.S.C.
EDITING: Timo Peltola
PRODUCERS: Satu Majava, Joonas Berghäll


Joonas Berghäll

is one of the most internationally acclaimed Finnish directors. His documentary feature Steam of Life (2010) was nominated for the European Film Award and selected as Finland’s bid for the Oscars. Steam of Life and Mother’s Wish (2015) focused on social issues through a personal point of view. His latest works as a producer are Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest (Berlinale) and Entrepreneur (IDFA).

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Suvi Railo

International Promotion Advisor

• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

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