SCAN19: One Last Deal (Tuntematon mestari) 95 mins

3141 SCAN19: One Last Deal

Oscar nominee KlausHärö’s (The Fencer, 2015) bittersweet and moving drama follow an ageing art dealer who is presented with one final opportunity to fix his broken life and reconnect with his estranged daughter and grandson.

Jussi award-winner Heikki Nousiainen (Letters to Father Jacob, 2009) plays Olavi, a workaholic whose obstinately hold school ways have left him behind by the corporatisation of the industry. When his expertise and instincts lead him to identify what may be an obscure icon from a major Russian painter, he seizes the opportunity to prove his theory and relevance. Initially reluctant to involve his estranged family, the youthful energy and technological savvy of his grandson Otto proves useful to Olavi’s dogged detective work, opening up the possibility of repairing once-lost family ties.

Delivering unexpected laughs with equal measures of melodrama, One Last Deal is a stunningly shot story of redemption later in life which offers an engrossing perspective on the changing landscape of the art world.(FinnishandSwedishwithEnglishsubtitles)

"Director and scenarist execute their tale with enough restraint —reflective of the lead character’s stunted emotional range —to eke out poignancy from what’s at core a somewhat predictable narrative arc." -VARIETY

“A moving depiction of the search for meaning in later life." –CINEVUE

OFFICIAL SELECTION:Contemporary World Cinema Programme,Toronto International Film Festival, 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2019

 

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Friday, 26 July
1:30PM 
Sunday, 28 July
10:30AM 
Saturday, 3 August
4:20PM 
Tuesday, 6 August
6:20PM