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Force of Habit

Queensland Premiere | Finland | Drama/Collective Work

Force of Habit is an anthology series and a feature film, all directed by women, that questions gender stereotypes and the way women’s lives are conditioned by society.

A bold work from a collective of female Finnish directors, interweaving six stories of various women throughout one day. This powerful film is made of moments and encounters: a girl on a bus, a work party, dinner at a restaurant, a play rehearsal room. From hassles through to more disturbing encounters, Force of Habit is timely, relevant and hard hitting.

Director: Kirsikka Saari, Elli Toivoniemi, Anna Paavilainen, Alli Haapasalo, Reetta Aalto, Jenni Toivoniemi and Miia Tervo
Cast: Veikko Aalste, Teemu Aromaa, Suvi Blick, Wanda Dubiel, Robert Enckell, Tommi Eronen, Per Graffman, Seidi Haarla, Joonas Heikkinen, Lida-Maria Heinonen, Tuuli Heinonen
Duration: 75 mins
Rating: Unclassified 18+ 
Country: Finland
Bechdel: Yes
Official selections: Gotteburg, Sydney
Warning: Strong sexual references

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Friday 16 April, 10am – Theatre 1, HOTA Home of the Arts

Saturday 24 April, 8.30pm – Theatre 1, HOTA Home of the Arts

Tickets: $17 adults, $14 concession


Can’t make it in person? Watch the film online during the Festival by purchasing a Digital Screening Ticket. 

Digital Screening Ticket: $17 per film.


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