Sometimes you have to pretend a little to make other people see you.
Katariina, 15, is a nobody in the eyes of other girls, until they see Katariina in a company of a cute older boy and become curious. Katariina is flattered by other girls’ attention and she ends up lying about her “boyfriend”. But how long can she keep on pretending? Boyfriend is a community film, which was made together with suburban teenage girls living in Vantaa.
A short film. Duration 13 minutes. Premiere 11/2013.
Helsinki Short Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival
Season Film Festival
Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival Hamburg, youth competition
Our house – Lähiöfestivaali (Mikkola, Vantaa)
Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), 2015
Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños), 2016
Kirsikka Saari & Jenni Toivoniemi
Mia Kauppinen, Tuuli Kentta, Monika Koroliova, Lois de Medeiros, Maria-Helena Mononen, Pauliina Uhtakari, Kirsikka Saari, Jenni Toivoniemi
Jarmo Kiuru & Päivi Kettunen
Mia Kauppinen, Tuuli Kentta, Monika Koroliova, Lois de Medeiros, Maria-Helena Mononen, Pauliina Uhtakari, Oskari Joutsen, Eppu Toivoniemi
Kirsikka Saari & Jenni Toivoniemi / Tuffi Films
Boyfriend is a community film, which was made with the support of the Myrsky project and the City of Vantaa.