Force of Habit

Category: feature
Director: Elli Toivoniemi
Kirsikka Saari
Anna Paavilainen
Alli Haapasalo
Reetta Aalto
Jenni Toivoniemi
Miia Tervo
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Length: 75'
Production Status: completed


Force of Habit follows the stories of six different women at various stages of life, in both private and public spaces. From casual sexual harassment by strangers in restaurants; sinister workplace practices; inadequacies of the legal system; and to troublesome behaviour in the supposedly more progressive world of the arts, the film matter-of-factly catalogues habitual acts of discrimination. Sometimes, these incidents appear to be minor or commonplace. Sometimes devastating. They all convey how society appears to have gotten used to gender disparity. The overall effect of these women's stories is powerfully indelible.

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