Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017) 90/58 min

Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017) 90/58 min

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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.

Estimated duration 88′ & 58′. Scheduled release Spring 2017 Finland. Swedish premiere TBA.

International sales Cat&Docs / Maëlle Guenegues.

Watch the trailer