Stupid Young Heart
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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.
Selma Vilhunen (b.1976) started her professional career as a screenwriter. Her collaboration with screenwriter Kirsikka Saari resulted in the international festival hit Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? which was nominated for an Oscar in 2014. Vilhunen’s debut fiction feature Little Wing received the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2017, and her documentary feature Hobbyhorse Revolution was nominated for the EFA Young Audience Award in 2018. Vilhunen is a co-founder of the production company Tuffi Films Oy.