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TIFF 2015: ‘Girls Lost’ trailer adds another complication to growing up

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High school can be a radically different experience for both boys and girls, and a now film is set to look at how that experience affects friendships and the growing-up process.

Titled Girls Lost, the film is the third feature from Swedish filmmaker Alexandra-Therese Keining, and her first since 2011. Keining once again takes on both directing and screenplay writing duties, adapting the story from Jessica Schiefauer’s 2011 novel Pojkarna (The boys). Emrik Öhlander, Tuva Jagell, and Wilma Holmén take on the lead roles.

The film’s synopsis is as follows.

Three outcast teenage girls get a new perspective on high-school life when they are mysteriously transformed into boys, in this skillfully crafted tale of sexual confusion with a supernatural twist.

Schiefauer’s novel won Sweden’s August Prize in 2011 in the category of Best Children’s and Young Adult literature, and was also adapted for the stage in 2013. Keining previously won the Audience award for Breakthrough at the AFI Fest for her 2011 film Kiss Me. The trailer, while also illustrating the premise, indicates the film’s focus will be on the friendship among the central trio and how the changes affect them.

Girls Lost is set to make its World Premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, with theatrical release dates for the US and Canada yet to be announced. The trailer can be seen below.

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