Heartbeast
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Heartbeast

  • Aino Suni
  • 103 min
  • France, Finland, Germany
  • 2022
  • Fiction
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Throbbing teenage hearts and pulsating beats in alluring, hallucinatory psychological drama about love and obsession.

17-year-old aspiring rapper Elina is forced to move from Finland to southern France when her mother gets a French boyfriend. When she meets her new step-sister, the charismatic ballerina Sofia, who lives a double life full of drugs and alcohol, she immediately falls in love. An infatuation that soon transitions into obsession while Elina adopts increasingly brutal methods to have her for herself, while Sofia pulls Elina deeper into her own world of lies and deceit. Aino Suni does not give way for what is discomforting as she, with stylistic perfection, depicts a complex, psychopathic love story filled with escalating power games, pounding beats, pulsating neon lights, and feelings so colossal they cannot be controlled.

- Annie Karlsson

Language
French, Finnish, German, English
Subtitles
English
Original title
Heartbeast
  • HBTQ
  • Drama
  • Kärlek
  • Världspremiär
  • Makt
  • Musik

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Director
Aino Suni
Producers
Frauke Kolbmüller, Sébastien Aubert, Leslie Jacob, Ilona Tolmunen
Screenplay
Aino Suni
Cinematographer
Kerttu Hakkarainen
Editors
Ville Hakonen , Thibault Hague
Music
Jean-Benoît Dunckel
Cast
Adel Bencherif , Camille , Carmen Kassovitz, Chilla , Elsi Sloan, Lucille Guillaume
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