Stupid Young Heart

Directed by Selma Vilhunen
2018
102 minutes
15+
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A fresh and edgy drama tackling first love and politics in Northern Europe. Winner of best film in the Berlinale’s Generation 14plus program.

15-year-old skateboarder Lenni is just a wisp of a boy, but he’s about to become a father with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Kirra – a popular girl with a chaotic home life. But the bond between the young lovers is tested when Lenni starts looking for a father figure in all the wrong places, and falls in with a far right group and its charismatic leader. 

With insight and self-assurance, director Selma Vilhunen (Little Wing) charts Lenni’s rollercoaster ride through xenophobia and racism to a place of love and tolerance. This kitchen-sink portrait of families stuck in a cycle of poverty, making dodgy decisions and searching for love and intimacy, is recommended for ages 12 and above.

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Mon 10 June
2:30pm
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 14
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
1:45pm
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 14
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Family Films
Original Title
Hölmö nuori sydän
Year
2018
Classification
15+
Country
Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden
Language
In Finnish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Director
Selma Vilhunen
Producer
Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt
Cast
Jere Ristseppä, Rosa Honkonen, Pihla Viitala
Screenwriter
Kirsikka Saari
Cinematographer
Lisabi Fridell
Editor
Michal Leszczylowski, Yva Fabricius
Genre
Gender & Sexuality, Politics & Economics, Family, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
World Sales: The Yellow Affair
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