Wed 10 July | 11:15 | Pálás Screen 1

2024 | Finland | 57’

Finnish, English (English Subtitles)

Underdog Finnish light artist Kari Kola attempts the impossible: building the world’s largest light installation on an Irish mountain. Commissioned by the city of Galway for the European Capital of Culture 2020 programme, Kari pushes the boundaries of the possible, aiming for something truly “big”. Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s description of the region, he sets out to illuminate the entire mountain.

Kari’s journey is not just about the art; it’s a testament to overcoming personal challenges. Throughout his life, his hyperactive nature and mathematical brilliance often led to misunderstandings. This documentary delves into the heart of this underdog artist, showcasing his unwavering belief that even the most ambitious dreams can shine bright.

International Premiere  |  Post-show discussion will follow

Director/Writer/Producer: Janne Tanskanen
Cast: Kari Kola, Antti Kulmala, Onni Tahvanainen, Pearse Doherty, Joe Joyce, Martin Kerrigan, Minna Valonen, Hannes Järvenpää

Principal funder