16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019 Globe Cinema, Calgary

Turn Me On, Goddammit!

Norway, 2011 : Alberta Premier
Archives 2012
Turn Me On, Dammit!
Fri, Apr 20 7:30 PM

description

The feature debut of Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, Turn Me On, Goddammit! chronicles the sexual awakening of Alma (Helene Bergsholm), a 15-year-old girl who is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.

Alma and her best friend Sara live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway called Skoddeheimen, a place they loathe so much that every time their school bus passes the sign that names it, they routinely flip it off. After Alma has a stimulating yet awkward encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school, until Sara can’t even be seen with her. At home, Alma’s single mother is overwhelmed and embarrassed by her daughter’s extravagant phone sex bills and wears earplugs to muffle Alma’s round-the-clock acts of self-gratifi cation.

Laced with warmth and quirky humor, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a lighthearted take on a story that is told so often about boys and so rarely about teenage girls.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Tribeca Film Festival 2011
Zurich Film Festival 2011
Chicago International Film Festival 2011

press for Turn Me On, Goddammit!

"A poignant, exploratory journey through youthful lust and desire... To say this fi lm is a treat is an understatement"
- Examiner

screened with a short film

Venus

Venus

Denmark, 2010, 8 min, Director: Tor Fruergaard

An animated erotic comedy about a couple looking to get the spark back in their relationship.

details

Narrative / Comedy / Erotic

Norwegian with English Subtitles
76 Minutes

credits

Director:
Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

Producers:
Brede Hovland and Sigve Endresen

Cast:
Helene Bergsholm, Malin
Bjørhovde, Henriette Steenstrup
and Matias Myren

www.turnmeondammit.com

community

awards

Best Screenplay, Tribeca Film Festival 2011
Best Debut Film , Rome Film Festival 2011
Best European First Feature, Mons International Love Film Festival 2011