International premiere

The Young Arsonists

Local title
Noored süütajad
Director
Sheila Pye
Country
Canada
Year
2022
Programme
Critics' Picks Competition
Genre
drama
Subject
running away from home, rular life, youth

“The Young Arsonists” by Canadian director Sheila Pye is a thrilling debut set in the shrivelled landscape of an isolated farm in the 1980s. The brilliantly casted group of four restless girls are glued together by a desire to escape their troubled lives. They reclaim a deserted farmhouse to call it home, sweet home.

Nobody better than the talented director herself to say what her marvellous debut is all about: “If men’s bodies synced up to each other the way women’s bodies do during menstruation, there would for centuries have been tales of great men to whom all other men synced up to.” Born and raised in Canada, Sheila Pye is an emerging talent to keep an eye on as a filmmaker after her impressive career as an acclaimed visual artist.

This outstanding debut with its incredible soundtrack premiered just two months ago at the most influential North American film festival in Toronto, so we’re especially proud to have this amazing film as an international premiere here at PÖFF.

Niki Nikitin

Director
Sheila Pye
Screenwriter
Sheila Pye
Cast
Maddy Martin, Jenna Warren, Sadie Rose, Madison Baines, Aaron Poole
Producer
Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, Sonya Di Rienzo, Aeschylus Poulos
DoP
Michael LeBlanc
Editor
Lev Lewis
Composer
Tom Third
Production
Borrowed Light Films, Hawkeye Pictures
World sales
Latido Films
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Director
Sheila Pye

Filmograafia The Young Arsonists (2022)

Screenings

6th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening080401 / Noored süütajad
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsAgata Smoluch Del Sorbo (Producer)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
8th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening090603 / Noored süütajad
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
6th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100402 / Noored süütajad
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker