• One Last Deal

    Directed by Klaus Härö
    Finland | 95 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

From Palm Springs favorite Klaus Härö (The Fencer, PSIFF 2016) comes the story of a soon-to-retire art dealer who wants to go out on top. When he discovers a misidentified painting up for auction, he sees his chance.


January 10, 2019 6:30 PM   Tickets not available
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January 12, 2019 4:00 PM   Tickets not available
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film synopsis

A Palm Springs favorite, Finnish director Klaus Härö (The Fencer, PSIFF 2016; Letters to Father Jacob, PSIFF 2010) reunites with his brilliant Father Jacob actor Heikki Nousiainen for One Last Deal, the story of an aging, soon-to-retire art dealer who wants to go out on top, despite his failing business. When he discovers a beautiful painting up for auction that seems to be misidentified, he sees his chance. All his life, 72-year-old widower Olavi has put business interests before family, resulting in an estranged adult daughter and a teen grandson he barely knows. He’s a dinosaur of the art world, keeping his records on file cards and contacting his clients by phone. He doesn’t know how to use mobile phones or the Internet until grandson Otto arrives to fulfill a school assignment. Despite some initial friction, the pair start to get along, especially after Olavi enlists Otto in his quest to authenticate the painting.

film details

Original Language Title: Tuntematon mestari
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Running Time: 95 minutes
Premiere Status: US Premiere
Language: in Finnish and Swedish with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Klaus Härö
Producers: Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
Principal Cast: Heikki Nousiainen, Pirjo Lonka, Amos Brotherus, Stefan Sauk, Pertti Sveholm
Primary Company: LevelK
Cinematographers: Tuomo Hutri
Editor: Benjamin Mercer
Music: Matti Bye
Screenwriter: Anna Heinämaa

guests in attendance

Director Klaus Härö

2019 Film Festival