Norwegian film TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! is a coming of age story about the blossoming sexuality of a teenage girl, based on a novel by Olaug Nilssen. It is the feature debut of writer-director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, and won "Best Screenplay" at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Best Debut Film" at the Rome Film Festival and "Best European First Feature" at the Mons International Love Film Festival (Belgium).
Synopsis: 15-year-old Alma (Helene Bergsholm) is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. Alma and her best friend Sara live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway called Skoddeheimen, a place they loathe so much that every time their school bus passes the sign that names it, they routinely flip it off. After Alma has a stimulating yet awkward encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school, until Sara can't even be seen with her. At home, Alma's single mother is overwhelmed and embarrassed by her daughter's extravagant phone sex bills and wears earplugs to muffle Alma's round-the-clock acts of self-gratification.
TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! will have a limited release in US theaters on March 30.
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