National Competition 4: Hard to Break

Fast-paced coming-of-age story about Atte and Jonsu, and the strength they find to carry on even when the Finnish welfare society shuts them out.

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

  • Nuori nainen tupakoi samalla kun vieressä istuva nuori mies syö hampurilaista.

    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.