22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Girl Picture

Finland, 2022: 100 minutes: Alberta Premiere
Archives 2022
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Apr 28 7:00 PM Buy
Stream on Demand
Available to watch Apr 29 - May 1


A Finnish coming of age story about three teens on the cusp of womanhood, set over three consecutive Fridays.

Best friends Mimmi and Ronkko have each other’s backs, always. They want to live adventurous lives, loaded with experiences and passion. Emma, on the contrary, has given her whole life to figure skating. Nothing gets between her and success. But when the girls meet, life opens new paths, and they all rocket in new directions. While Mimmi and Emma experience the earth moving effects of first love, Ronkko is on a quest to find pleasure. GIRL PICTURE is a film about the need to be seen, inviting us not only to look at girls, but to really see them.

Sundance 2022
Berlin International Film Festival 2022
BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2022

Alli Haapasalo is a Finnish director and writer. With her third feature GIRL PICTURE, she continues her passion to tell strong female driven stories, following her feature debut LOVE AND FURY (2016) and FORCE OF HABIT (2019), which won several awards including the Nordisk Film Award in 2020. Haapasalo has directed episodes for spy thriller series SHADOWLINES (2019), and also wrote and directed the short DOING THE RIGHT THING (2020) about the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic for HBO Nordic’s series AT HOME.

press for Girl Picture

"Haapasalo's addition to the young adult canon is remarkably fresh, queer and a lovable account of adolescence."
- Little White Lies
"A coming-of-age story that views its issues through a lens of thoughtfulness and maturity, Alli Haapasalos' GIRL PICTURE is a refreshingly enjoyable tale about womanhood."
- Film Inquiry


Narrative / Coming of Age / LGBTQ+ / Woman Director / Romance / Drama

Finnish | English Subtitles
100 minutes


Alli Haapasalo

Leila Lyytikäinen
Elina Pohjola

Ilona Ahti
Daniela Hakulinen

Jarmo Kiuru

Aamu Milonoff
Eleonoora Kauhanen
Linnea Leino
Sonya Lindfors



Winner, Audience Award World Cinema - Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival 2022

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