FUCKING WITH NOBODY

Director: Hannaleena Hauru

Country: Finland

Year: 2020

Duration: 1.42

Languages: Finnish, English / subtitled in English

Original name: Fucking with Nobody

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Hannaleena Hauru’s second feature Fucking with Nobody premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2021. The satirical film stars Hanna (played by Hauru herself) who embarks on a social media relationship with Ekku (Samuel Kujala). Their intention is to explore social media, just for fun, you know. To their amazement, romance-yearning followers take it all seriously. Who is being made fun of at the end of the day?

Fucking with Nobody is one of the freshest, most anarchic films ever distributed in Finnish cinemas, with apt pokes thrown at social media devotees, love-vibers, and work communities alike. As we crave to see love and infatuation around us, what are we after, really? Is authenticity even relevant or are we just there to experience strong reactions? Hauru is not afraid to shake the viewers, sprinkling black humour on traditional intimate relationships as well as the entire movie business. “This is not sex; this is a manifest!” Hanna exclaims, and spectators are left with bemused smiles on their faces. (Sanna-Maria Nikula)