Matka minuksi
Matka minuksi (2015)
Genres: Documentary, domestic
Distributor: Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus Ry
Director: Mina Laamo
Release Date: 24.4.2015
Length: 1h 15 min
Rating: 12

Becoming Me is a film about three young women, Elli, Laura and Juulia. Each of them writes a blog on her life on the Internet, all of them sharing their lives with strangers. Each of them is struggling with the real or imagined demands and pressures of today’s society. Elli has a pro-anorexia blog, even though she herself would like to recover from the disorder that has led her to attempt suicide. Laura’s extreme self-control limits her everyday life in many ways. She tries to shake depression and self-loathing with the help of a mother-like therapist. Juulia has a fashion blog. Despite of the 40 000 blog followers every month her small-town based real life is rather lonely and she doesn’t feel comfortable to face new people and unexpected situations.

Becoming Me reflects the demands which young women face in order to »get along in life». It’s a film about being an outsider, about identity and confronting the past as well as life-restricting fear. It’s a journey towards the slow process of accepting yourself.