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A Girl’s Room
Elina (17), an aspiring rapper, is forced to leave her home country of Finland and move to the South of France when her mother finds a French boyfriend. She is immediately drawn to her new step-sister Sofia (18), a charismatic ballet dancer who leads a double life full of boys and drugs. Soon, Elina and Sofia’s friendship turns into a power game with toxic consequences...
Based in Helsinki, Aino Suni (1985) is one of the most promising Scandinavian directors of her generation. Her fiction short films Turnaround and Wolf Carver have been selected in major film festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand or Sarajevo and broadcasted on Canal+, RTI and YLE. Her documentary film Never Again premiered in 2018. The same year, her debut feature film project A Girl’s Room was selected to EAVE and received the Eurimages development award at Baltic Event. Aino is a Berlinale Talents alumni and member of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network.
Adastra Films (since 2008, CEO Sébastien Aubert) is based in Cannes. The company produced the French-Georgian feature Brides (awarded at the Berlinale, 2014), the US feature The Strange Ones (awarded at SXSW, 2017).
Helsinki-based Made (since 2011, CEO Ilona Tolmunen) produced for example The Hole In The Ground (Sundance, 2019) and Don Juan (IDFA Award, 2015).
Oma Inge Film (since 2015, by Frauke Kolbmüller) is based in Hamburg. The latest film System Crasher won the Silver Bear Alfred-Bauer-Prize at the 69th Berlinale.