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Date(s) - 13/11/2017

Triskel Christchurch


Drama | Historical | Youth

The growing pains of two young boys, both members of a seasonal ‘Star Boy’ choral group in a small town in 1970s Northern Finland, are exacerbated when they walk in on a toga party attended by their parents. The fiction feature debut of documentary filmmaker Visa Koiso-Kanttila, and inspired by his own childhood memories, Star Boys examines the young teens struggling to process their newly fractured worldview, whilst their parents stumble into the late arrival of the sexual revolution in their conservative Finnish environment. At times exploring dark themes, the film nevertheless has moments of warmth and occasional dark humour, and succeeds in showing the resilience of children when faced with lifes’ challenges.

Director: Visa Koiso-Kanttila
Producer(s): Mika Ritalahti, Niko Ritalahti
Screenwriter(s): Visa Koiso-Kanttila
Main Cast: Vili Saarela, Olavi Angervo, Antti Luusuaniemi, Pihla Viitala

Country: Finland
Languages: Finnish (Subtitled)
Colour: Colour
Duration: 82 minutes
Tickets: €7.50 / €6.50 Concession