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  • Stupid Young Heart

  • Original Title:
  • Hölmö nuori sydän
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Stupid Young Heart is a story about the first love of lightly built, carefree Lenni and gorgeous and popular Kiira. 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 has nine months to become a man. Having grown up without a father figure, Lenni receives longed for adult attention from an unlikely friend Janne, a member of an extreme 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.

  • Director:
  • Selma Vilhunen
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • In Production
  • Country:
  • Finland, Netherlands, Sweden
  • Production Company:
  • Tuffi Films
    Elli Toivoniemi
    elli@tuffifilms.com
    +358 401721778
  • Director's Statement:
    Artists and filmmakers often end up making their work for the like-minded, for audiences who already agree with the artist’s worldview. In the case of Stupid Young Heart my wish is to truly bring people together. I want to challenge myself and our team to give a voice to the human who is behind the prejudice and the fear – this without condoning to racism or fascist practices. I hope, through cinematic story telling, to create new understanding and give tools for self-reflection.
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  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Selma Vilhunen is an Academy Award-nominated director who started her professional career almost two decades ago. She has won the Tampere Short Film Festival national competition three times. Her short fiction film Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? was nominated for an Oscar in 2014. Her debut fiction feature Little Wing premiered at TIFF in 2016.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Stupid Young Heart Image
  • Stupid Young Heart

  • Hölmö nuori sydän
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Selma Vilhunen
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • In Production
  • Country:
  • Finland, Netherlands, Sweden
  • Production Company:
  • Tuffi Films
    Elli Toivoniemi
    elli@tuffifilms.com
    +358 401721778
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • Stupid Young Heart is a story about the first love of lightly built, carefree Lenni and gorgeous and popular Kiira. 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 has nine months to become a man. Having grown up without a father figure, Lenni receives longed for adult attention from an unlikely friend Janne, a member of an extreme 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.

  • Director's Statement:
    Artists and filmmakers often end up making their work for the like-minded, for audiences who already agree with the artist’s worldview. In the case of Stupid Young Heart my wish is to truly bring people together. I want to challenge myself and our team to give a voice to the human who is behind the prejudice and the fear – this without condoning to racism or fascist practices. I hope, through cinematic story telling, to create new understanding and give tools for self-reflection.
  • About the Director:
    Selma Vilhunen is an Academy Award-nominated director who started her professional career almost two decades ago. She has won the Tampere Short Film Festival national competition three times. Her short fiction film Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? was nominated for an Oscar in 2014. Her debut fiction feature Little Wing premiered at TIFF in 2016.