Niklas Kullström is a Finnish director, writer, and actor. He is best known for his films such as ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki’, ‘The Mine’, and ‘The Other Side of Hope’.
Kullström was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1972. He has been interested in filmmaking since he was a child. He was inspired by the works of Alfred Hitchcock, Sergio Leone, and Jean-Luc Godard. After completing his studies, he worked as a freelance filmmaker, making music videos and commercials.
In 2012, Kullström made his feature film debut with ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki’. The film was a critical success and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Kullström’s second feature film, ‘The Mine’, was released in 2013. The film was a box office success and received positive reviews. His third feature film, ‘The Other Side of Hope’, was released in 2017. It was also critically acclaimed and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Kullström has also acted in several films and television shows. He has appeared in ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki’, ‘The Mine’, ‘The Other Side of Hope’, and ‘The Unknown Soldier’. He has also directed a short film, ‘The Boy and the World’, which was released in 2017.
Kullström is currently working on his next feature film, ‘The Bloom of Yesterday’, which is set to be released in 2020. He is also developing a television series with the working title ‘The Bear’.
Kullström is known for his thoughtful and realistic approach to filmmaking. His films are often seen as an exploration of the human condition and the complexities of modern life. He is a talented filmmaker who is sure to continue making great films in the future.