Måndagsbio: Hello World – The Love & Anarchy-festivals program on tour

Mosaiikkitori 2, 00980 Helsinki
Vuosaari House

The first kids to come out of the closet are greeted with loneliness, while their peers are still searching for their identities.

The first kids to come out of the closet are greeted with loneliness, while their peers are still searching for their identities.

Runa, Joachim, Dina and Viktor start their journeys around the ages of 12 and 13, and we get to follow the growth of these sympathetic teens for three years. While Dina has difficulties with her body image and low self-esteem, Joachim is confident, yet still sometimes lonely. Runa is ready to live openly as herself at school, but surprisingly faces opposition from teachers and even the school’s administration. Victor is forcefully put into boxes, even though he just wants to be Viktor.

Kenneth Elvebakk’s (Ballet Boys HIFF 2014) documentary has an undertone of joy and optimism, as despite all hardship, in the end each character’s life has been enriched by their experiences of otherness. Life’s greatest joys are not linked to the approval of others, but to the possibilities to feel content and to love oneself.
Arttu Manninen (Translated by: Janina Ketola)
The film is part of the Love & Anarchy- Film festivals program on tour.

Orig. title: Hei Verden
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: English
Distribution: Fuglene AS
Cinematography: Nils Petter Lotherington
Editing: Simon Carlgren, Alba Lange
Music: Henrik Skram
Sound: Håkon Lammetun
Duration: 87 min.
Age limit: 12
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: English

Org. Love & Anarchy-festival in cooperation with Vuotalo.

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