Star Boys (2017)

Star Boys is a film about sexual revolution arriving into a conservative and religious small town in Northern Finland. It is seen from the viewpoint of two 13-year-olds who are forced to observe their parents’ sexual liberation and its consequences at too close a range.

Two families of architects are being torn apart by the crumbling of moral conceptions and the parents’ endless need for love and freedom. After a fatal toga party, no one and nothing is the same, and the boys’ confusion erupts violently… Even though Star Boys deals with heavy themes, it is ultimately a warm and positive survival story that portrays the persistence and capacity of children to get over the most difficult experiences in life.

Visa Koiso-Kanttila is an acknowledged Finnish documentary film director. Star Boys is Koiso-Kanttila’s debut as a fiction director and screenwriter, and the story of Star Boys is inspired by his own childhood memories from the ’70s.

Finnish Film Catalogue 2017

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  • Country: Finland
  • Language: Finnish
  • Duration: 82 min
  • Subtitles: English
  • Age limit: K12
  • Distribution: Finnkino / Scanbox Entertainment Finland
  • Print source: Finnkino / Scanbox Entertainment Finland


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