Magazine article Screen International

'Little Wing' Director to Shoot Next Feature in Autumn

Magazine article Screen International

'Little Wing' Director to Shoot Next Feature in Autumn

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Finnish director Selma Vilhunen, whose debut feature Little Wing premiered at Toronto 2016, will shoot her second fiction feature Stupid Young Heart in autumn 2017.

TuffiFilms will shoot in East Helsinki and plan to premiere the drama in Finnish cinemas by late 2018.

Tuffi's Elli Toivoniemi and Venla Hellstedt produce the film, described as an "edgy and warm drama" about suburban teenagers dealing with an unexpected pregnancy as well as extreme right ideas entering their multicultural neighbourhood.

Kirsikka Saari wrote the script; she and Vilhunen previously collaborated on the Oscar-nominated short Do I Have To Take Care of Everything?

Backers are the Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, Nordisk Film, The Church Media Foundation and Creative Europe. Co-producers are Hob AB from Sweden and Windmill Film from The Netherlands.

Vilhunen said: "Kirsikka Saari has written a script where the pulsating, wild and delicate love of the teenage protagonists meets a poignant social analysis. …

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