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English title: Heartbeast
Original title: Heartbeast
German title: Heartbeast
Finland, France, Germany, 2022

Director: Suni, AIno
Production company: Adastra Films
Co-producers: Made & Oma Inge Films
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 102 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Elina, a 15-year-old aspiring rapper, is forced to leave her homeland of Finland when her mother decides to join her boyfriend in the South of France. Elina is immediately fascinated by her new 17-year-old step-sister, Sofia, a very charismatic ballerina who leads a double life of parties, boys and drugs. But this apparent friendship quickly turns into obsession and a game of power with dramatic consequences.

Göteborg IFF 2022, Giffoni CFF 2022, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2022, Just Film Tallinn 2022, JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2023, Kristiansand CFF 2023

Study guide: Finnish

World sales address/es:
Kinology (FR)

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Port-au-Prince (DE)