STUPID YOUNG HEART

HÖLMÖ NUORI SYDÄN

By Selma VILHUNEN

TUFFI FILMS - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2018

An edgy and warm drama about suburban teenagers, who unexpectedly have to deal with grown up problems of pregnancy, while extreme right ideas enter their multicultural neighbourhood.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2018
Contemporary World Cinema
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2019
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    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • FINNISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Selma VILHUNEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Kirsikka SAARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Elli TOIVONIEMI (TUFFI FILMS), Venla HELLSTEDT (TUFFI FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • STUPID YOUNG HEART is a story about the first love of lightly built, carefree LENNI (15) and gorgeous and popular KIIRA (16). Not yet even properly in a relationship, they discover that they are expecting a baby, and decide to keep it – partly as a statement to their families who have lost touch with what goes on in the teenagers’ lives. Lenni then has nine months to become a man. Having grown up without a father figure, Lenni receives some yearned for adult attention from an unlikely friend JANNE (40), a member of a right wing activist group. 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 can be a man in his own way, even if he never had a chance to be a child himself.
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