Boys Who Like Girls
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    Boys Who Like Girls

    Miehen malli

    Directed by

    Finland, India, Norway


    68 min

    • English
    • Hindi
    • Marathi


    Teenager Ved comes from a violent home in the Mumbai slums. When he joins a project aiming to foster healthy masculinity, he begins to realise there may be a brighter path for his future than the one paved by his abusive, controlling father. One of Ved's mentors is Harish, a gentle man in his 50s who has dedicated his life to abolishing toxic masculinity. Through the support Ved gets, he takes his first wobbly steps into adult life while developing an unlikely new passion: dancing. BOYS WHO LIKE GIRLS is a coming of age story set in the aftermath of the infamous 2012 Delhi gang rape and the rise of the #MeToo movement. The world is in the midst of furious discussion about gendered violence and what it means to be a man. Will Ved's generation of boys be the first that actually likes girls?


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    Sari Aaltonen
    Riju Das
    Malini Dasari
    Jayanth Mathavan
    Livia Serpa
    Sander Stedenfeldt Olsen
    Jørgen Meyer
    Inka Achté

    Inka Achté


    Inka has over 10 years of experience working in the film and television industries in her native Finland, and in the United Kingdom. She holds a BA in Film and Television Studies from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and an MA in Documentary Directing from the National Film and Television School in the UK. Alongside directing award-winning short documentaries she has worked at Finnish National Television (YLE) and independent production companies as a Director, Edit Producer and Script Writer, on single documentaries, series and factual programming. In early 2014 a documentary series she directed won a Finnish Television Academy Award. Alongside directing Inka has worked as a Sales Agent at Taskovski Films and Autlook Filmsales, and as a consultant and academic advisor for Postgraduate film students at Raindance Film Institute. BOYS WHO LIKE GIRLS (2018) is Inka's debut feature documentary. Her last documentary GOLDEN LAND (2022) was selected at Göteborg FF.