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    Little Wing

    Directed by Selma Vilhunen
    Finland/Denmark | 100 minutes | U.S. Premiere | New Voices/New Visions

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    Little Wing

    Directed by Selma Vilhunen
    Finland/Denmark | 100 minutes | U.S. Premiere | New Voices/New Visions

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    Little Wing

    Directed by Selma Vilhunen
    Finland/Denmark | 100 minutes | U.S. Premiere | New Voices/New Visions

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    Little Wing

    Directed by Selma Vilhunen
    Finland/Denmark | 100 minutes | U.S. Premiere | New Voices/New Visions

A tender-hearted coming-of-age story shot in a low-key, realist style, about a resourceful 12-year-old who decides to track down her biological father—by car. A sensitive and intelligent look at difficult issues such as bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families.

Schedule

January 6, 2017 1:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 7, 2017 11:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 14, 2017 2:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

A tender-hearted coming-of-age story shot in a low-key, realist style, this Finnish charmer centers on a resourceful adolescent who decides to track down her biological father-by car.

For her first dramatic feature, director Selma Vilhunen draws on her documentary background to deal sensitively and intelligently with difficult real-life issues such as bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families.

Twelve years old and small for her age, Varpu may not be as physically developed as other girls but she is mature and independent beyond her years. Indeed, it's her mother that behaves in an inappropriately child-like manner: crying when she can't pass her driver's test, clambering into her daughter's bed when she feels sad and lonely and complaining about her life rather than asking Varpu about hers. She can't even remember her daughter's birthday.

Yearning for a less self-centered parent, one night Varpu decides to go find her dad. But even though she can act like an adult, it doesn't mean she has an adult's understanding of the world...

film details

Original Language Title: Tyttö nimeltä Varpu
Country: Finland/Denmark
Year: 2016
Running Time: 100 minutes
Premier Status: U.S. Premiere
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Selma Vilhunen
Producers: Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
Principal Cast: Linnea Skog, Paula Vesala, Lauri Maijala, Santtu Karvonen, Antti Luusuaniemi
Cinematographers: Tuomo Hutri
Editor: Samu Heikkilä
Music: Jori Sjöroos, Paula Vesala
Screenwriter: Selma Vilhunen
International Sales Company: Media Luna
Website: www.medialuna.biz/screeners/little_wing.html

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