Finnish sales company The Yellow Affair has acquired worldwide rights to Selma Vilhunen’s Stupid Young Heart, which screened at the Toronto Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema strand.
The project is written by Kirsikka Saarì, who collaborated with Vilhunen on the Oscar-nominated short Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?. Vilhunen’s 2016 film Little Wing also debuted at TIFF.
Stupid Young Heart revolves around two suburban teenagers who discover they are expecting a baby. Lacking a father figure himself, Lenni latches on to a member of a right- wing group that has recently become active in his diverse neighbourhood.
The film is produced by Elli Toivoniemi and Venla Hellstedt for Tuffi Films and stars Pihla Viitala, Jere Ristseppä, Rosa Honkonen, Abshir Sheikh Nur and Ville Haapasalo.
The Yellow Affair is also in Toronto with Mika Kaurismäki’s Master Cheng.