Two of the protagonists, Emma and Mimmi, are swept up in a whirlwind romance, while the third girl, Rönkkö (Mimmi’s best friend), is on a mission to find pleasure. Girl Picture was screened at this year’s Fire!! film festival in Barcelona, which highlights LGBTQI+ focused films. It has already made waves for its portrayal of a young, female, queer couple, including an award from Sundance, making it a groundbreaking project from a Finnish director. Haapasalo spoke with us about how she conceptualised a lot of the film, and how, above all else, centring girls and girlhood was of the utmost importance.