Boys Who Like Girls (68’)
- Fri, 12/06/2019 - 21:00
Finland, India, Norway 2018, 68’, Color
Hindi, Marathi, English; Turkish, English subtitled
Director: Inka Achte
Screenplay: Inka Achte
Cinematography: Sari Aaltonen, Riju Dias, Malini Dasari, Jayanth Mathavan
Editing: Livia Serpa
2014, Mumbai, India. Two years has passed since the infamous gang rape in New Delhi. 16-year-old Ved, son of an abusive father and submissive mother, has been invited to join a new boys' club near the slum he lives in. At the club Ved is mentored by Aspar, a kind and supportive social worker, but there is also a deeper meaning; to invite adolescent boys to think about masculinity in new ways. Ved comes of age with the support of Aspar and a new unlikely acquaintance: Harish -a feminist man in his 50s who has dedicated his life to abolishing violence towards women.
Inka Achte has over 10 years of experience working in the film and television industries in Finland and the United Kingdom. Along with directing award-winning documentaries, series and factual programming she also works as a mentor to Postgraduate film students at the Raindance Film Institute and in documentary Sales and Acquisitions at Autlook Sales.