30.09.1979, Kokkola, Finland
Studied cinema at Aalto University. His feature debut, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (ZFF 2016), won the Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes. His second feature, Compartment No. 6 (2021), also premiered at Cannes, where it won the Grand Prix, together with Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero (ZFF 2021 – Together Again).