Awarded Films 1: Best Feature

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 81 min Age Limit: 12+

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    Hard to Break

    Director: Anna-Maija Heinonen, Krista Moisio
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2024
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 81 min
    Age Limit:

    Hard to Break is an energetic, yet intimate coming-of-age story about 18-year-old Atte and 16-year-old Jonsu, who gradually find themselves falling more and more through the cracks of the Finnish welfare society. The film is told through their eyes and it’s as fast-paced as their ever-changing relationship status, hair styles and the social media they consume. Amidst their struggles with addiction, violence and longing for love, they discover an unimaginable strength to persevere.

    Hard to Break won the Main Prize in the National Competition (over 30 minutes).