Promo Trailer for First Love Film ‘Girl Picture’ Premiering at Sundance
by Alex Billington
January 6, 2022
“Do you wanna mango with me?” A promo trailer has debuted for the indie film Girl Picture, a Finnish comedy from filmmaker Alli Haapasalo, initially called Tytöt Tytöt Tytöt. This is premiering at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival this month, then hits the Berlin Film Festival next. “Three Women Pursue Sex, Love, and Pleasure.” Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö work after school at a food court smoothie kiosk, frankly swapping stories of their frustrations and expectations regarding love and sex. Sundance says: “Within the film’s tender, funny exploration of the fears and confusions of discovering one’s identity and sexuality, a refreshingly positive portrait of the power of female friendship emerges. Writers Daniela Hakulinen & Ilona Ahti consistently present the film’s teen protagonists as complex individuals, while director Alli Haapasalo, rather than aestheticizing the girls’ femininity, vibrantly depicts their trials and tribulations through their own eyes.” Starring Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen, and Linnea Leino. This looks as fresh and funny as the outstanding Norwegian film Ninja Baby from last year. Get a first look at some footage below.
Here’s the first promo trailer (+ poster) for Alli Haapasalo’s Girl Picture, originally from Indiewire:
Synopsis direct from Sundance: “Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö work after school at a food court smoothie kiosk, frankly swapping stories of their frustrations and expectations regarding love and sex. Volatile misfit Mimmi, unexpectedly swept up in the thrill of a new romance with Emma (a driven skater training for the European championships), struggles to adjust to the trust & compromise required by a lasting relationship. Meanwhile, the offbeat, indefatigable Rönkkö hits the teen party scene, stumbling through a series of awkward encounters with members of the opposite sex while hoping to find her own version of satisfaction.” Girl Picture, originally known as Tytöt Tytöt Tytöt (Girls Girls Girls) in Finnish, is directed by Finnish filmmaker Alli Haapasalo, director of the films Love and Fury and Force of Habit previously. The screenplay is written by Ilona Ahti and Daniela Hakulinen. This is premiering at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival later this month. It’s set to open in April 2022 in Finland, but has no US release set. Looking good?