TYTTÖ NIMELTÄ VARPU
Varpu ,12, rides ponies and goes to school. Her mother Siru works as a home care worker and tries desperately to pass her driver’s test. Siru doesn’t know how to treat her daughter as a child. One night Varpu, fed up with her mother complaining and her upper-class riding buddies teasing her, steals a car and drives across the country to find her father she’s never known.
Selma Vilhunen (b.1976) is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and director. She has won the Finnish competition of Tampere Short Film Festival twice with her documentaries My Little Elephants (2003) and Pony Girls (2008). In 2005 she co-wrote the feature film Homesick with Berlinale Golden Bear nominee Petri Kotwica.