A funny and moving film about teenagers with growing pains, who discover their own voice and talent through riding and making hobbyhorses.
Playing with hobbyhorses is a traditional children’s play, but today’s teenage girls have brought the scene to a whole new level. They are unofficially organized, they are online and have the attitude of punk rocking anarchists. They are serious – and an ever-growing international group of thousands of girls.
Hobbyhorse Revolution is a joyful and adventurous film in the interface between reality and imagination. Through the documentary material shot during a period of three years, selected animation sequences and the hobbyists’ own videos we experience a portrait of a hobby that defies categories and of young people who are brave enough to be true to themselves.
Direction & script Selma Vilhunen Cinematography Sari Aaltonen Sound design Ljudbang (SE) Production Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi Co-producer Therese Högberg / Bautafilm AB
A co production with SVT and Filmpool Nord. Supported by YLE, AVEK, Nordisk Film och Tv-fond, Film i Västerbotten, Finnish Film Foundation, The Swedish Film Institute.
Duration 89′ & 58′. Release Mars 8 2017 Finland. Swedish premiere Nordisk Panorama 2017. Swedish cinema release November 24 2017.
International sales First Hand Films.