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Turn Me On, Dammit! (Fa meg pa, for faen)

Directed by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

Genre: Comedy
Time: 76 minutes
Language: Norwegian
Country: Norway

Notable Achievement(s):
• Winner -- Best Screenplay: Tribeca Film Festival
• Winner -- Best Debut Film: Rome Film Festival
• Best Films of 2012:

“I'm horny!” That’s how not quite 16-year old Alma explains her not quite crazy behavior: fantasizing about sweet romance (and sweeter sex) with Artur, the fellow student she yearns for, enjoying down and dirty daydreams about every other guy she knows, racking up huge phone sex bills, and engaging in nearly non-stop self-gratification (noisy enough to make her single mother wear earplugs). Alma’s misery is more than understandable; she lives in a tiny town in the Norwegian hinterlands, where even the sheep (who outnumber the people) seem bored. After an unexpected and confusing encounter with Artur, things get really out-of-control, and she finds herself the school freak, ostracized by everyone, including her supposed best friends.

The agonies and ecstasies of adolescent lust have been examined in lots of films, but the raging hormones almost always belong to boys. This is one of very few films to remind us that they rage just as loudly in teenage girls. Often hilarious, sometimes painful, always compassionate yet honest, Jannicke Systad Jacobsen’s highly regarded debut film spotlights a strong, moving performance by Helene Bergsholm as Alma.

This film contains adult sexual situations and explicit language.

Synopsis by Sid Rosenzweig

This film will be preceded by:
Non-Cents (Rochester, NY, USA; 4 minutes)

Director: Dave Evers

Non-Cents is the first place winner of the 2013 Rochester Movie Makers 72 Hour Mind 2 Movie Challenge.

The team had three days to create a short with the following elements:
Character: Touchy Host
Prop: Exact Change
Scenario: Meeting Your Match

Through very clever interpretation of these parameters, Dave and team crafted a darling little movie you're sure to enjoy.

Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

Jannicke Systad Jacobsen is a Norwegian director, writer, editor, cinematographer, producer.


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