Turn Me On, Goddammit by Liza Béar

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 
congratulates BOMB Gala honorees
James Keith Brown
and Eric G. Diefenbach

At the world premiere of her debut feature, Turn me on, goddammit, writer-director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen won Tribeca’s Best Screenplay award. An adaptation of the novel by Olaug Nilssen, the film is a tender, hilarious, frank, and fetching coming-of-age story in which reality blends seamlessly with the sexual fantasies of a 15-year-old girl in a small rural community in Norway.

In her very first acting role, Norwegian high school student Helene Bergsholm stars as Alma in Jannicke Systad Jacobsen’s Turn me on, goddammit. The film explores the dynamics and pitfalls of teen sexuality in a hilarious, pitch-perfect script that never lapses in taste.

Interviews filmed by Liza Béar on April 28th 2011 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Interview locations courtesy East of 8th.

Liza Béar is a contributing editor at BOMB.

Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund's Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game by Adam Lehner
492309223 03072017 Karl Ove Knausgaard And Fredrik Ekelund Home And Away 01
Related
Mala Tierra: Lucrecia Martel Interviewed by Steve Macfarlane
Zama 2

The Argentine filmmaker on colonialism, recreating history, and Zama.

Barbara Hammer by Corina Copp
Hammer 5

A pioneer of feminist filmmaking considers how social engagement, literature, and a keen sense of the corporeal inform her vision.

Nina Hoss by Nicholas Elliott
1504171745 K1024 Reims 4085 Web2

A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.