Turn Me On, Goddammit by Liza Béar

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.

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