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In 2011, four teenage girls from Helsinki kept provocative video diaries about their lives. Inspired by the footage, director Esa Illi made this charming and realistic coming-of-age drama. Eighteen-year-old Jessica, Jenny, Taru, and Aino are about to graduate. On the verge of adulthood, they are trying to deal with the loss of innocence and childhood freedom, while learning to adopt both the harsh and pleasant aspects of grown-up life. Taru is pregnant and needs to make the big future decision. Aino will finally stand up to her bullies. Jenny is secretly in love with her best friend, Taru, and Jessica falls in love with a pretty boy who breaks her heart.
Born in 1962. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker, and then entered the world of auteur film, gaining a reputation as a master of the absurd. He teaches acting, directing, and screenwriting at the University of Tampere. Other Girls is his fourth film.