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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - 19.27 July

GIFFONI50 - 18.29 AUGUST / 26-30 DECEMBER

Archivio Film 2019

STUPID YOUNG HEART

Category: Edition 2019

Synopsis
STUPID YOUNG HEART is about the first love between the skinny and carefree Lenni and the gorgeous and popular Kiira. Not yet in a relationship, nor out of high school, they discover that they are expecting a baby. Lenni has nine months to become a man. Having grown up without a father figure, Lenni receives attention and guidance from his weird friend Janne, a member of a right wing group that has recently moved into Lenni’s diverse neighbourhood. After taking part in a scrambled attack on a local Mosque, while Kiira is rushed to the hospital to give birth, Lenni realises that he must learn to be a man in his own way, even though he never had a chance to be a child himself.

Original Title HÖLMÖ NUORI SYDÄN
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +13
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 102'
Production Year 2018
Nationality Finland, Netherlands, Sweden
Directed by Selma Vilhunen
Screenplay Kirsikka Saari
Director of photography Lisabi Fridell
Editor Michal Leszczylowski, Yva Fabricius
Production Design Eva Torsvall
Costume Design Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Sound Jan Schermer
Music Timo Dirksen
Main cast Jere Ristseppä
Rosa Honkonen
Abshir Sheikh Nur
Ville Haapasalo
Pihla Viitala
Produced by Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt

 regista Selma VilhunenSELMA VILHUNEN
Selma Vilhunen is a director and screenwriter of both fiction and documentary films. She is also one of the co-founders of the production company Tuffi Films. Her latest works as a director include the documentary "Hobbyhorse Revolution", which premiered at the Tampere Film Festival, was selected in Giffoni 2017 and won the Risto Jarva main prize. Her fiction feature debut "Little Wing" written by herself and produced by Making Movies premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2016 and won the Golden Camera Taodue Award for best first or second feature at the Rome Film Fest 2016. Previously she directed the short film "Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?" which received an Oscar nomination in 2014.

 

production
Tuffi Films
(Finland)
www.tuffifilms.com

world sales
The Yellow Affair
(Finland)
www.yellowaffair.com

festival contact
The Finnish Film Foundation
(Finland)
www.ses.fi