Hobbyhorse Revolution

Hobbyhorse Revolution is a funny and moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community. The film follows three young girls, AiskuElsa and Alisa whose lives have been transformed by their new interest: hobbyhorses. Despite a lack of understanding by some, the girls bravely and spiritedly pursue their hobby.

Playing with hobbyhorses is a traditional children’s activity, but today’s Finnish teenagers have created a versatile hobby around it, raising the scene to a whole new level. The hobbyists’ are unofficially organised, working on a voluntary basis. In one hand they are active online with their Instagram accounts, blogs and forums while on the other they practise the sport by exercising outdoors in woods and parks – and they are serious. They are an ever-growing group that trains determinedly and organises nationwide competitions. Every handcrafted hobbyhorse has its own name and personality. The age range of hobbyists’ is continuously expanding with the eldest now over 20 years old. The hobbyhorse fever is now spreading abroad as well.

Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English

  • Name in Original Language: Hobbyhorse Revolution
  • Director: Selma Vilhunen
  • Country: Finland
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 88 min
  • Age limit: null
  • Cinematography: Sari Aaltonen, Selma Vilhunen
  • Editing: Okku Nuutilainen
  • Audio: Christoffer Demby
  • Music: Henrik Oja
  • Production: Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi


  • Cinema Sõprus: Saturday, 03.02 - 15:00