Girl Picture (2022)
Director: Alli Haapasalo Run Time: 102 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Aamu Milonoff, Amos Brotherus, Bruno Baer, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino
Language: Finnish, French
About the film:
Audience Award-winner at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 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 to find pleasure.
About the filmmaker:
Alli Haapasalo is a Finnish director and writer known for her strong female-driven stories. After her feature debut Love and Fury (2016), she worked with a collective of seven writer-directors on the award-winning Force of Habit (2019) dealing with gender bias and the structural misuse of power. Haapasalo wrote and directed short film Doing the Right Thing (2020) about the early stages of covid-19 pandemic for HBO Nordic’s series At Home. She has also directed episodes for spy thriller series Shadowlines (2019). Alli Haapasalo has a BA from Aalto University’s School of Film, Television and Scenography, and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Her third feature Girl Picture (2022) premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award in the World Dramatic Competition, and screened at the Berlin Film Festival.See our upcoming films