Run Sister Run is a movie about 15 year-old Emilia and her struggle between family and passionate friendship when she's trying to find her own path and identity.
A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR
Our main characters are the stars of their own lives, not victims of time and place. The girls are taking action and making big decisions, ones they are not necessarily ready to make.
My goal is to capture the feeling of being young in today's world. To show how it feels when you have to run because walking doesn't take you there fast enough, when instead of speaking you just have to shout. How it feels when you get busted for fucking the fat guy in the cemetery and you just can't stop laughing, or when you see you little sister's smile fading and realize you're not her hero anymore.
I want to remind that no matter how badly you might screw up, it doesn't mean that you life is ruined for good. I want show the beauty of those moments when life happens right now and right here. Everything is possible and there's always air under your sneakers.
Life is always worth it, no matter what!
Emilia, 15, has always been the responsible one in her family. Emilia´s parents are divorced, and the children live with their dad. In the absence of their mother, Emilia looks after her little sister, and her dad says Emilia “will always do fine.” On the last day of summer break, Emilia meets Siiri, who seems to be everything Emilia wishes she was: brave, free and independent. It is friendship at first sight, and Emilia´s life soon revolves around Siiri. But can freedom be found in a symbiotic relationship with Siiri? Emilia has to find the courage to break free from Siiri in order to become whole and find her own path. Run Sister Run! is a film about the bittersweet beauty of being young.
Director Marja Pyykkö
Script writers Laura Suhonen, Marja Pyykkö
Producers Markus Selin, Jukka Helle, Piia Nokelainen
Director of Photography Konsta Sohlberg
Production Designer Antti Nikkinen
Costume Designer Tiina Kaukanen
Editor Mikko Sippola
Sound Designer Panu Riikonen
Composer Antti Lehtinen
Key Cast Ada Kukkonen (Emilia), Sara Melleri (Siiri)
Genre Drama, Coming of Age
Story based on Original story of Marja Pyykkö
Duration 100 – 110 minutes
Picture format Red Cam
Screening format 35mm
Country of origin Finland
Shooting period August 2009 – September 2009
Premiere August 2010