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Turn Me On, Dammit!

World Narrative Competition

World Premiere

Norway | 75 MINUTES | Norwegian |

TURN ME ON, DAMMIT!

Female Director(s), Comedy

Alma is a small-town teen with a big imagination. Horny and looking for love, she has only her lively imagination and a kindly phone sex operator to ameliorate her frustratingly lonely and chaste life. But Alma's active fantasy world and even more active libido only seem to get her into trouble. After a titillating yet awkward encounter with school heartthrob Artur promises to literally make Alma's dreams come true, she is instead shunned by her catty classmates and saddled with a particularly unkind nickname. Suddenly a social outcast, Alma is desperate to just move out of town and on with her life… if only growing up were ever that simple.

Turn me on, goddammit is an offbeat coming-of-age comedy with a deadpan sense of humor, enlivened by its rich sense of fantasy and frank but sweet approach to teen sexuality. With its complicated and perfectly executed tone balancing candid sexual content with a certain earnest awkwardness, Turn me on is an apt evocation of the particular complexities of teen girlhood.

Turn me on, goddammit won the Best Screenplay—Narrative Award, and will have two additional screenings on Sunday, May 1. Learn more.



Co-hosted by

Norwegian Consulate General


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen and Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

JANNICKE SYSTAD JACOBSEN studied film directing at The National Film School of the Czech Republic and London International Film School. She has also studied theater science and social anthropology at the University of Oslo. She has previously directed documentaries. Turn me on, godammit is her first fiction film.
Director
Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
Director of Photography
Marianne Bakke
Producer
Brede Hovland, Sigve Endresen
Composer
Ginge
Primary Cast
Helene Bergsholm, Matias Myren Malin Bjørhovde, Lars Nordtvedt Listau, Beate Støfring, Henriette Steenstup
Based on a Novel By
Olaug Nilssen
Editor
Zaklina Stojcevska
Screenwriter
Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
Production Designer
Sunniva Rostad
Sound Design
Hugo Ekornes

CONTACTS

Sales Contact
Thierry Wase-Bailey
Celsius Entertainment
London, UK WC1X 8QZ
Phone: (44) 20-7612-0040
twb@celsiusentertainment.com
Producer
Brede Hovland
Motlys
Oslo, 0459
Phone: +47.22.80.8370
brede@motlys.com