Hobbyhorse Revolution | Finland BNFF
Selma Vilhunen 2018 | 90 minutes
Over the past ten years hobbyhorse riding has become a global phenomenon and a way of life for thousands of young people. Hobbyhorse Revolution is a funny, moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of community. The film follows three young girls, Aisku, Elsa and Alisa whose lives have been transformed by their new interest: hobbyhorses. Despite a lack of understanding by some, the girls bravely and spiritedly pursue their hobby. Playing with hobbyhorses is a traditional children’s activity, but today’s Finnish teenagers have created a versatile hobbyhorse subculture around it, raising the scene to a whole new level. Talented director Selma Vilhunen (whose Little Wing screened at our 2017 EU Film Festival) delivers an absorbing look at a passionate new form of empowerment and solidarity for young women in Finland and, as you’ll see, beyond!
This March the CFI presents the 9th iteration of Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival. The Festival features eight contemporary films showcasing the unique perspective one can only see by standing at the top of the world.
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