NIMBY – Not In My Backyard

Thursday December 3rd 2020, 12:00 am

Film Details

Runtime: 95 mins

Language: English, German, and Finnish w/ English Subtitles

Director: Teemu Nikki

Country: Finland, 2020

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian

STREAMING December 3rd - 6th
Mervi travels from their hip enclave in Berlin to her hometown in Finland with her German-Iranian girlfriend Kata to confront her parents and come out of the closet. There, she finds out that she’s not the only one hiding secrets. The two girls will find themselves in the middle of social mayhem in a community of gang bangers, bisexual pastors, activists, racists, refugees, alcoholics and drug abusers. As if that’s not enough, they will be confronted by a belligerent neo-Nazi group who hold the couple and their repsective families and friends hostage in the house forcing them to come face to face with their own prejudices and misconceptions.
Q&A with 'NIMBY' - Jani Poso (producer), Susanna Pukkila (Mervi-Lead Finish), Mari Rantasila (Kaisa-Mervi's mom), Teemu Nikki (Director, Co-Wirter), Stephan Schad (Hermann), Elias Westerberg (Mika), Leila Abdullah with OUTshine Executive Director, Victor Gimenez and OUTshine's Board Co-Chair, Jen Kriz.



Honors -

- Warsaw International Film Festival
- São Paulo International Film Festival

Presenting Sponsors

Edge Media Network OUTshine Film Festival OUTshine Film Festival