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Hölmö nuori sydän Stupid Young Heart

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 a 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.

Directed by Selma Vilhunen. Written by Kirsikka Saari.


Nordic Film Days in Lubeck (Children’s & Youth Film Award) Germany 2019
Giffoni Film Festival Nominee (Generator +13) Italy 2019
Jussi Award Nominee (Best Direction) Finland 2019
Portland International Film Festival Nominee (Jury Prize) US 2019
Sarajevo Film Festival Nominee (TeenAction) Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019
Berlin International Film Festival (Best Film, Generation Section) Germany 2019
Finnish Film Affair (The Best Pitch Award) Finland 2017
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