Stupid Young Heart

  • Selma Vilhunen
  • Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden
  • 2018
  • 102'
  • Hölmö nuori sydän

Teenagers Kiira and Lenni have just fallen in love and they’re already expecting a baby. Being from single-parent families, their future seems uncertain. But they are sticking to their decision to stay together and start a family. As adult commitments are proving too much for Lenni, he starts spending more time with an older, far-right man Janne and neglecting Kiira. Under Janne’s influence, Lenni stirs the waters of their multi-ethnic neighbourhood, so as Kiira’s pregnancy advances, he will have to decide whether he is going to grow up and assume responsibility for his actions. Stupid Young Heart was Finnish Oscar candidate and it won the Best Film Award in the Generation 14plus program at Berlinale 2019.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Selma Vilhunen

Renowned Finnish short and documentary film director and scriptwriter. She is the co-founder of the production company Tuffi Films. Her short film Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (2012) was nominated for an Oscar award. In 2016, she directed her first feature Little Wing (ZFF 2018), which premiered at Toronto.

Stupid Young Heart

Selma Vilhunen
Kirsikka Saari
Jere Ristseppä, Rosa Honkonen, Pihla Viitala, Ville Haapasalo, Abshir Sheikh Nur
Lisabi Fridell
Michal Leszczylowski, Yva Fabricius
Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt, Annemiek van der Hell, Nima Yousefi
Tuffi Films, Windmill Film, Hobab
Festivals & Awards
Toronto Int'l Fiml Festival 2018; Berlinale 2019 – Generation 14plus – Best Film; Sarajevo Film Festival 2019; Giffoni Film Festival 2019

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