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Hobbyhorse Revolution

Hobbyhorse Revolution – EFA Young Audience Award 2018 Nominee
Quality
HD
Year:
2017
Audio:
Finnish
Subtitles:
English
Bulgarian
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Estonian
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian
Lithuanian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swedish
Runtime:
89 Min
Age Rating:
Not rated
Year:
2017
Country:
Finland
The Oscar-nominated Selma Vilhunen has directed a documentary about young hobbyhorse enthusiasts. Over the past ten years hobbyhorse riding has become a global phenomenon and a way of life for thousands of young people. Hobbyhorse Revolution is a funny and moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community. The film follows three young girls, Aisku, Elsa and Alisa, whose lives have been transformed by their new interest: hobbyhorses. Despite a lack of understanding by some, the girls bravely and spiritedly pursue their hobby. Playing with hobbyhorses is a traditional children’s activity, but today’s Finnish teenagers have created a versatile hobby around it, raising the scene to a whole new level. The hobbyists’ are organized, working on a voluntary basis. In one hand, they are active online with their Instagram accounts, blogs and forums while on the other they practice the sport by exercising outdoors in woods and parks - and they are serious. They are an ever-growing group that trains determinedly and organizes nationwide competitions. Every handcrafted hobbyhorse has its own name and personality. The age range of hobbyists’ is continuously expanding with the eldest now over 20 years old. The hobbyhorse fever is now spreading abroad as well. Director Selma Vilhunen says: ‘Making this film has been a sort of an exercise in letting go of my own preconceptions. I have never seen such a diverse and inclusive community as this. I’m forever grateful for the chance to explore this world.’
Cast & Crew
Director
Selma Vilhunen
Producer
Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi
Cast
Mariam Njie, Alisa Aarniomäki, Elsa Salo