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Film Fest Gent - Stupid Young Heart
Archived: Stupid Young Heart - Hölmö nuori sydän (2018)

director: Selma Vilhunen

With: Pihla Viitala, Ville Haapasalo, Rosa Honkonen, a.o.

duration: 102 minutes
Youth / Coming-Of-Age, Romance

Gala Premières and special events

15-year-old skater boy Lenni's life is thrown upside down when he accidentally impregnates his popular girlfriend, Kirra, during a party. Both grew up to indifferent parents in an impoverished neighbourhood of Helsinki, and therefore stay together to give the child a home they never had themselves. But their good intentions take a turn for the worst when Lenni seeks advice from the leader of an extreme-right fundamentalist organization.


director: Selma Vilhunen
producer: Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi, Tuffi Films, Windmill Film
screenplay: Kirsikka Saari
Editor: Yva Fabricius, Michal Leszczylowski
Cinematography: Lisabi Fridell

More info

dialogue: Finnish, Somali
subtitles: Dutch subt.
Country: Finland - Netherlands - Sweden
year: 2018


SELMA VILHUNEN: Tämä hetki (1999, short), A Day with Dad (1999, short), Ruutana (2001, short), Risteys (2002, short), Welcome to the Day 6 of the Iraq War (2003, short), My Little Elephants (2003, short), Loggers (2006, short), Pietà (2007), Pony Girls (2008), Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (2012, short), Disco (2013, short), Song (2014), Nordic Factory (2014), The Girl and the Dogs (2014, short), Little Wing (2016), Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017), Stupid Young Heart (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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