Star Boys



3Below Wed, Feb 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Production Country:Finland
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Visa Koiso-Kanttila
Producer:Mika Ritalahti
Niko Ritalahti
Screenwriter:Visa Koiso-Kanttila
Music:Per Storby Jutbring
Cinematographer:Jarkko T. Laine
Editor:Mervi Junkkonen
Cast:Vili Saarela
Olavi Angervo
Antti Luusuaniemi
Pihla Viitala
Malla Malmivaara
Tomi Enbuska
Risto Tuorila
Eeva-Maija Haukinen
Janne Raudaskoski


How do children father their parents?

Beautifully rendered and poetically observed, Star Boys captures the symbiotic relationship between parents and their children. Shortly after finding their parents engaged in a sexually charged party, Vesa and his childhood friend Karrlo begin to comprehend what once felt like merely “background noise” between adults. Arguments, glances, and quiet actions now all have meaning. They suddenly have awakened perspective on their parents and hear the rhythms of their relationships to one another. The innocent lens with which they once understood the world around them now begins to recognize adulthood, and their actions and reactions now have consequences. As these young boys witness the behavior of their fathers, they slowly gain insight into the men they might become. – Michael Quintana

Preceded by the short film: Lemonade; dir. Troy Price; USA; 14 min.

Sponsored by Applied Materials Foundation

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