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Section: International Competition
Country: Finland /Sweden
Year: 2017

 

Kaiken se kestää (Star Boys)

color/82 minutes

Director: Visa Koiso-Kanttila. Screenplay: Visa Koiso-Kanttila. Cinematographer: Jarkko T. Laine. Editing: Mervi Junkkonen. Music: Per Störby Jutbring. Cast: Vili Saarela, Olavi Angervo, Antti Luusuaniemi, Pihla Viitala, Malla Malmivaara, Tomi Enbuska, Risto Tuorila, Eeva-Maija Haukinen, Janne Raudaskoski.

STAR BOYS is a powerful story of two families being torn apart by disintegrating moral
values when the sexual revolution arrives at a conservative and religious small town in
Northern Finland. The film takes us inside the lives of two families through the eyes of the children, 13-yearold. Star boy singers, forced to observe from too close distance the consequences of their parents' sexual liberation and endless need for love and freedom. Following a fateful toga party no one and nothing is the same and the boys' confusion erupts violently. STAR BOYS, whilst dealing with heavy themes, is ultimately a warm and positive survival story portraying the persistence and capacity of children to get over even most difficult experiences in life. The style of STAR BOYS could be described as magic realism.

Production:
Silva Mysterium Oy

Visa Koiso-Kanttila

Visa Koiso-Kanttila (1970) is one of the most acknowledged documentary film
directors in Finland and Scandinavia. His documentary films have won several awards
both at national and international film festivals. STAR BOYS is his debut as a fiction
director.

 

 

 

Filmography:

1994 Miesten koulu (Documentary short)
1997 Tuomittu (Documentary short)
1998 The Banished (Documentary)
1999 Insha Allah - Jos Jumala suo (Documentary)
2000 The Activist (Documentary short)
2001 End of the Line (Documentary)
2004 Father to Son (Documentary)
2007 Talvinen matka (Documentary)
2008 Meaning of Life (Documentary short)
2010 Portrait of a Man (Documentary)
2017 Kaiken se kestää