becoming me

a film about young women, the feeling of inadequacy
and finding yourself

TRAILER

avanton productions presents a documentary film by mina laamo
cinematography päivi kettunen & tuomo hutri f.s.c. editing tuuli kuittinen sound design janne laine
original music frid & frid, sweden consultant for dramaturgy lena runge graphic design atte karttunen
script & directing mina laamo production sonja lindén, avanton productions
completion year 2014

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A film about young women, the feeling of inadequacy
and finding yourself

 

Becoming Me follows three young women, Elli, Laura and Juulia. Each of them writes a blog on her life on the Internet, sharing their lives with strangers. Each of them also struggles with herself and the demands that today’s society puts on them.

Elli wants to quit updating her pro-anorexia blog and go back to university after a long break. Laura’s extreme self-control limits her everyday life in many ways. She tries to shake depression

and self-loathing with the help of a therapist so she can go and study in Japan. Juulia has a fashion blog and 40,000 blog followers every month, but updating the blog is lonely work and she feels uncomfortable when actually coming face-to-face with people she doesn’t know.

Becoming Me reflects the pressures to perform put forward by society: What kind of demands do young women face in order to ‘get along in life’ and how far-reaching can the consequences be. It is a film about the journey towards an intact, complete self, which – perhaps – can only be attained once you accept that you are imperfect and incomplete and that so is the world.

duration (52´) 75´

 
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“Mina Laamo is on a journey to almost inaccessible layers of the human mind, delicate and fragile processes of shaping one’s identity.”

Antti Alanen / Film Diary

“C’est un très beau documentaire sur le passage à l’âge adulte qu’a réalisé Mina Laamo. Sans voyeurisme, avec respect et douceur, elle nous fait rentrer dans l’intimité de ces jeunes femmes complexes mais émouvantes.”

La Revue Y / France

T E A T T E R I T

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C O N T A C T

MINA LAAMO
director / marketing

+358 44 066 6062 / mina.laamo@avanton.fi

 

SONJA LINDEN
producer

+358 50 567 1895 / sonja.linden@avanton.fi