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18th(2016)



Other Girls

트레일러 재생

Esa Illi

  • Finland
  • 2015
  • Korean Premiere
  • 83min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Korean Premiere

Romance Growth/Independence

The 18-year-old girls, Jessica, Jenny, Taru and Aino are on the verge of adulthood as they lose their innocence and, at times, their faith. Other Girls is a survival story
 about those moments when life gives you a brutal kick, but you decide to kick back. Hard! In 2011, four 18-yearold
 girls from Helsinki kept provocative video diaries about their lives during the course of a year.


 
 

 

A film about four girls whose story based on video
 diaries produced by female students before their high
 school graduation. Jessica, Aino, Taru and Jenny are
 best friends, and the story consists of four episodes
 that each character appears. Jessica falls in love with
 Lucas, studying Philosophy at university from Hungary,
 and she flies there to visit him, but the rosy romance
 and the fantasy she has dreamed of falls apart when
 reality hits her and it leads to the breakup. Being
 young, Aino was bullied being called 'Baby Elephant
 Dumbo' which left her scarred, and because of that
 trauma, she doesn\'t believe Tapio\'s love. Taru had
 suffered from anorexia and drug addiction caused
 by her mother's indifference towards her. She makes
 love with her boyfriend Lammi, but unexpectedly gets
 pregnant. Jenny takes care of Taru and she feels
 something more than friendship. Jenny also has a bitter
 memory about her childhood as her father abandoned
 her. The monologue the four protagonists recite – "If I
 knew it then, how would it have been?" - is a constant
 question and a sense of identity. This film says not to
 doubt yourself but to restore the courage, strength and
 confidence. "If you escape from the life, you would be
 an orphan. If you confront it, you would be a warrior. A
 story about becoming aware of liberated ego like their
 jump defying gravity. [Sunah KIM]

Director

  • Esa IlliEsa Illi

    Esa ILLI, born in 1962, can look back on many years of work in the Finnish film industry. Since his graduation from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, he has directed several feature and documentary films. Moreover, he teaches acting, directing and screenwriting at the Tampere University. Other Girls is his fourth feature film.

Credit

  • ProducerMatti HALONEN, Anu HUKKA, Leila LYYTIKÄINEN
  • Cast Ida VAKKURI , Bahar TOKAT, Misa LOMMI
  • Screenwriter Esa ILLI
  • Cinematography Henri BLOMBERG
  • Art director Sattva-hanna TOIVIAINEN
  • Editor Samu HEIKKILÄ
  • Sound Janne LAINE, Olli PÄRNÄNEN