Trailer of the Day – Turn Me On, Damnit!
OMG, this film is great! To say this is a coming-of-age film really doesn’t cover it. Set in a small town in Norway this sometimes hilarious and always candid treatment of a young girl’s sexual awakening could have been shot in Twillingate or Tweed. The story of young Alma is universal, to be sure, although actor Helene Bergsholm brings an uncanny naturalness to her role as the ditzy deadpan teen. Bored with her life, indifferent to the staggeringly beautiful countryside around her, and impatient with the uncomprehending world of adults, Alma might as well wear a sandwich board that announces she’s horny. She crushes hard on lanky handsome teen Artur, but she can’t quite get no satisfaction. Far from the fantasy world of Hannah Montana, Alma is living the all-too familiar experience of girl-in-the-world alienation. You wouldn’t really want to be 15 again but you’ll love the way the film takes you back through the sweet funny torture of longing.
SCREENING: Wednesday, October 17th, 9:30 p.m., LSPU Hall
Writer, Director: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
Producer: Brede Hoyland