Director: Alli Haapasalo Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2022 Language: Finnish
Starring: Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino
Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö have each other’s backs, always. They want to live adventurous lives, loaded with experiences and passion. Emma, on the contrary, has given her whole life to figure skating. Nothing gets between her and success. But when the girls meet, life opens new paths, and they all rocket in new directions. While Mimmi and Emma experience the earth moving effects of first love, Rönkkö is on a quest of her own—to find pleasure. – Strand Pictures
A revealing, uplifting, and honest portrait of three young women on the cusp of the rest of their lives, GIRL PICTURE goes beyond being a coming-of-age story as all three of these characters are beyond that stage — call it a post-coming-of-age story perhaps. In any case, what director Alli Haapasalo, co-writers Ilona Ahti and Daniela Hakulinen, and the remarkable young cast have achieved in GIRL PICTURE is a joyous film, drunk on youth and its dramas, with characters who are starting to see a path for their futures.
Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival!
“A refreshingly grounded portrait of formative femininity that strikes a careful balance between gritty aesthetics and sincere portrayal.” – Emily Maskell, Little White Lies
“A joyous, resonant snapshot of growing into one’s own, and challenging even your own expectations of who you thought you could be.” – Shayna Maci Warner, Paste