Tytöt tytöt tytöt

Girl Picture
“Shouldn’t you feel it at first glance?” - “How depressing would it be if that was true!”

It’s Friday night and just like every other week, best friends Rönkkö and Mimmi are busy beating back the darkness of the Finnish winter with an irrepressible lust for life and love. With her quirky wit, Rönkkö stands out at every party and has no trouble getting the boys’ attention – yet how do you turn desire into fulfilment? When Mimmi loses her temper, you might find yourself on the wrong end of her hockey stick. But when she falls in love with the graceful figure skater Emma, everything suddenly seems bright and easy. With its episodic narrative, Alli Haapasalo’s film tells a story of friendship, and of three exhilaratingly headstrong individuals trying to wrest dreams from reality and redefining relationships and sexuality along the way.
by Alli Haapasalo
with Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino, Mikko Kauppila, Amos Brotherus, Bruno Baer, Nicky Laaguid, Sonya Lindfors, Cécile Orblin, Oona Airola
Finland 2022 Finnish,  French 101’ Colour recommendation: 14 years and up

With

  • Aamu Milonoff (Mimmi)
  • Eleonoora Kauhanen (Rönkkö)
  • Linnea Leino (Emma)
  • Mikko Kauppila (Jarmo)
  • Amos Brotherus (Sipi)
  • Bruno Baer (Kalle)
  • Nicky Laaguid (Henkka)
  • Sonya Lindfors (Tarja)
  • Cécile Orblin (Karoliina)
  • Oona Airola (Sanna)

Crew

DirectorAlli Haapasalo
ScreenplayIlona Ahti & Daniela Hakulinen
CinematographyJarmo Kiuru
EditingSamu Heikkilä
Sound DesignAnne Tolkkinen
Production DesignLaura Haapakangas
CostumesRoosa Marttiini
Make-UpKaisu Hölttä
Assistant DirectorTom Saxman
Production ManagerInka Hietala
ProducersLeila Lyytikäinen, Elina Pohjola

Alli Haapasalo

The Finnish director and writer was born in Helsinki in 1977. She studied at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography of the School of Art and Design in Helsinki and at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. In 2016, she made her debut feature-length film with Syysprinssi (Love and Fury). Tytöt tytöt tytöt is her third feature film.

Filmography (selection)

2009 Kukkulan Kuningas (On Thin Ice); short film 2013 Nyrkki (Shadowlines); series, season 1, 4 episodes 2015 Hurricane, Brooklyn; short film 2016 Syysprinssi (Love and Fury) 2017 Postilokero 347 (P.O. Box 347); documentary 2019 Pikku juttu (No Big Deal); short film · Tottumiskysymys (Force of Habit) 2020 Älä tee väärin (Doing the Right Thing); short film 2021 Tytöt tytöt tytöt (Girl Picture)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022