Directed by: Alexandra-Therese Kiening
Original Title: Pojkarna
Genres: Drama
Cast: Tuva Jagell, Emrik Öhlander, Wilma Holmén, Vilgot Ostwald Vesterlund, Louise Nyvall, Alexander Gustavsson, Mandus Berg, Filip Vester
Written by: Alexandra-Therese Keining. Based on a novel by Jessica Schiefauer
Produced by: Helena Wirenhed, Olle Wirenhed, Christer Nilson
Production company: GötaFilm Produktion AB, Periferia Productions
Production year: 2015
Release year: 2015
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Subtitled Versions: English
Duration: 103 min
Format: DCP, HD


Kim, Bella and Momo, three bullied teenage girls, are going through the throes of finding themselves. Surrounded by a dark world of teenage violence, marginalization and sexual confusion, the girls have only each other. They come across a curious magical plant that, when consumed, transforms the girls temporarily into boys. Not only does their gender change, the world around them, and their response to it, is altered. At first they enjoy a newfound freedom but soon discover that being a boy isn’t that great. Momo and Bella realize it’s merely a facade. For Kim, however, being a boy is much more, it offers her a sense of identity. As a boy she becomes infatuated with rough petty criminal Tony and at the same time Momo falls in love with her. Ultimately, an entanglement of confused sexuality asks us who loves who and why - and if gender identity really matters when it comes to love.




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Toronto International Film Festival 2015 Contemporary World Cinema Section

Rome Film Festival 2015 Official Selection

Chicago International Film Festival 2015 Official Selection

Newfest, New York LGBT film festival

Mostra Int'l Film Festival, Sao Paulo 2015

Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival, St Petersburg 2015

52nd International Antalya Film Festival Best Screenplay Award

Budapest Pride 2016

Gothenburg International Film Festival 2016 Official Selection

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 Bright Future Section