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Stupid Young Heart

Feature film, 2018, 90 min.

RELEASE DATES 12 October 2018 (Finland). 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 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 (40), 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.

won prizes

  • CA - Toronto International Film Festival selection
  • DE - Berlin International Film Festival Generation selection
  • DE - Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear Award

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NL films on Film festivals 2019

NL films on Film festivals 2018