All or nothing: a Finnish coming-of-age queer love story full of escalating power games, hammering beats and feelings too powerful to control. Elina, an upcoming 17-year old rapper, has to move from Finland to Southern France because her mother has remarried. Here, she meets her stepsister Sofia, a charismatic ballet dancer with a double life of drug-fuelled parties, and falls in love with her. Elina’s love rapidly becomes an obsession, however, and when the pair run away to Hamburg, they goad each other into toxic mind-games of closeness and rejection, pressure and humiliation.
AINO SUNI (*1985 in Finland) studied screenplay writing at the University of Salford in England. After her documentary Never Again (2018) about Gangsta rapper Mercedes Bentso, Heartbeast is her debut feature.
France, Finland, Germany
OV with German subtitles
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