Juho Kuosmanen (b. 1979, Kokkola, Finland) graduated from the ELO Helsinki Film School of Aalto University in 2014. His short movies have won several awards at prominent festivals, including Cannes’ Cinéfondation and Locarno. While at school he was involved in acting and directing for the stage and he worked closely with the avant-garde opera ensemble West Coast Kokkola Opera. His feature debut The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki won the competitive Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes fest.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016