Born in 1979 in Kokkola, Finland, he graduated from ELO Helsinki Film School of Aalto University in 2014. Many of his films were awarded at the Cannes Film Festival: his medium-length film The Painting Sellers (2010) with the Cinéfondation First Prize, his feature debut The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016) with the Un Certain Regard Prize, and his second film Compartment No. 6 with the Grand Prix this year. Besides making films, he also directed avant-garde operas and theater plays.
2021 Compartment No. 6 2016 The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki