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Visa Koiso-Kanttila

Star Boys
(Kaiken se kestää)

Finland 2017

In Finnish with English subtitles

82 min

For audiences aged 12 and above


The movie tells what happens when sexual revolution arrives into a conservative and religious small town in Northern Finland, as seen by the 13-year-old Star Boy singers who are forced to observe their parents' sexual liberation and its consequences at too close range. It's a powerful story of two families of architects being torn apart by crumbling of moral conceptions and the parents' endless need for love and freedom. After a fatal toga party, no one and nothing is the same, and the boys' confusion erupts violently… Even though Star Boys deals with heavy themes, it is ultimately a warm and positive survival story that portrays the persistence and capacity of children to get over even most difficult experiences in life.
Koiso-Kanttila

Director: Visa Koiso-Kanttila

Visa Koiso-Kanttila (born in 1970) is a Finnish film-maker who is primarily known for his documentaries, such as Portrait of a Man (2010) and Look At Me (2010). Star Boys is his debut fictive full-length feature film.

Screenplay: Vika Koiso-Kanttila
Cast: Vili Saarela, Olavi Angervo, Antti Luusuaniemi, Pihla Viitala, Malla Malmivaara, Tomi Enbuska
Production:  Niko Ritalahti & Mika Ritalahti / Silva Mysterium
Distribution: Scanbox Entertainment

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