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STUPID YOUNG HEART

Directed by: Selma Vilhunen
Original title: Hölmö Nuori Sydän
Genres: Drama
Cast: Jere Ristseppä, Rosa Honkonen, Pihla Viitala, Ville Haapasalo, Abshir Sheikh Nur
Written by: Kirsikka Saari
Produced by: Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt
Production company: Tuffi Films
Production year: 2018
Release year: 2018
Country: Finland, Netherlands, Sweden
Language: Finnish
Duration: 102 mins
Subtitled versions: English

Synopsis:

Teenagers Lenni and Kiira are in the early stages of a high school romance and discover that they are expecting a baby. Both are from single parent families who themselves struggle to make ends meet. The future is daunting but they are determined to stay together and make it work. Without a father of his own, Lenni seeks adult attention and guidance from an unlikely friend Janne, a member of a right wing group that has recently moved into Lenni’s diverse neighbourhood. Looking to release the pressure of fatherhood, Lenni begins to neglect Kiira and become more involved with Janne and his political activism. The influence of Janne and his right wing ideology puts Lenni and his friends at odds with some of the town’s immigrant population and they decide to take action of their own. Will these actions have long lasting consequences for Lenni or can he make the journey into adulthood and become the father he never had.

FINNISH OSCAR SUBMISSION FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 2019
JUSSI AWARD (FINNISH OSCARS) FOR BEST SCREENPLAY 2019

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 FESTIVALS

Helsinki International Film Festival 2018

Kokkola Film Fest 2018

Toronto International Film Festival, 2018 Contemporary World Cinema

Berlin Film Festival, 2019 Generation 14plus - WINNER BEST FILM

Portland International Film Festival, 2019

Febiofest Prague, 2019

Pula Film Festival, 2019

Sydney Film Festival, 2019

BIKY (Busan International Kids & Youth) Festival, 2019

Moscow International Film Festival, 2019

Sarajevo Film Festival, 2019 Teen Arena

Giffoni Film Festival 2019

Der Neue Heimatfilm 2019

La Finlande en 3 films 2019