Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 7pm
Team Hurricane || Annika Berg
Feature || Denmark || 2017 || 96 minutes
Friday June 8 || 7 PM || Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre || $10/$12
Team Hurricane is a teen film for the Internet age. With the colour pallet of a candy store, this film takes an unapologetic look at the highs and lows of being on the cusp of adulthood. The story follows eight teenage girls as they spend their summer at a youth club. Through a hybrid of documentary and fiction, director Annika Berg tackles anorexia, teenage sexuality, mental health and female friendships. With unscripted video diaries cut into the narrative, the ensemble cast found entirely on Instagram bring their own individual experiences to their role. Team Hurricane will become the feminist punk teen movie you never knew you needed.
A Q&A with Annika Berg will follow the screening
Filmmaker Annika Berg describes her first feature film as a punk chick flick. The girls aren’t searching for romance, but for themselves and their place in this world. The film’s editing is as schizophrenic as growing up: journal shots alternate with over-stylised images of nature blooming, video clips and ads. Just like the girls rebelling against their heteronormative sex-ed and demanding their rightful place despite all their struggles, Annika Berg refuses to conform to the rules about linear narrative, classic plot structure and socially acceptable moral values. Hence the neon-green subtitles. - Rotterdam International Film Festival