HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION, screens at 1.45pm Saturday 4th August at Stronger Than Fiction.
A feel-good look at the obsessions and delights of Finnish teenage girls immersed in the competitive world of the hobbyhorse Oscar-nominated director Selma Vilhunen’s film explores the curious sub-culture of quasi-equestrian dressage with warmth and humour. Struggling at home and at school, the three teenage protagonists embrace the hobbyhorse world to find joy and self-expression. We are drawn into this culture where, free of judgement, young girls have created an imaginative and surprisingly athletic sport that is utterly their own.
Selma Vilhunen is a multi-talented Finnish writer/director of both fiction and documentary films. Her previous work includes Little Wing (2016), and the Oscar-nominated short Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything? (2012)
DIRECTOR: Selma Vilhunen
COUNTRY: Finland, Sweden
LANGUAGE: Finnish with English subtitles
RUN TIME: 90 mins
"You'll stand, you'll cheer, you'll wonder what to name your horse" - NOWTORONTO.COM