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Original language title: Sydänpeto
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A harmless crush becomes an all-encompassing obsession, in this technicolour psychological thriller that thrums with excitement and danger.

Seventeen year-old wannabe rapper Elina is forced to move from Helsinki to the French Riviera when her mum gets a new boyfriend. Things don’t seem so bad though when she meets her new almost-stepsister, the not-so-innocent ballerina Sofia. Immediately infatuated, Elina is drawn into Sofia’s secret double life of partying, drugs and lies. Whilst Elina’s attempts to ensnare Sofia’s heart become increasingly reckless she crosses a line that’s impossible to take back.

Content warning: contains depictions of suicidal ideation and revenge porn, strobe lighting, and scenes that may be distressing

Sydney Premiere

Both screenings include a special Q&A with writer-director Aino Suni.

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About Heartbeast
  • Community

    Bisexual Women Lesbian
  • Director

    Aino Suni
  • Cast

    Elsi Sloan Carmen Kassovitz Camille Adel Bencherif Lucille Guillaume
  • Producer

    Sébastien Aubert Leslie Jacob Ilona Tolmunen Frauke Kolbmüller
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Kinology
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Andrew Wilkie
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