Wolfe announced this past week that writer/director Alexandra-Therese Keining’s magical tale, Girls Lost, will be making its domestic DVD debut on Dec. 13.
Many an adolescent, whether boy or girl, has secretly wished that they he or she could be someone else. They wish that they could be someone with power; a kid with confidence … someone that isn’t bullied or looked down upon. Yeah, that’s it, just a snap of the fingers and all of their problems are solved!
So with Kim (Tuva Jagell) and her two friends drink the nectar of a seemingly magic flower they find that their wishes are granted. They are transformed from bullied girls, into alpha males. The power of it … simple girl, bullied and outcast, to the leader of the pack with just a sip of some nectar!
It has to be nirvana; a complete state of bliss, but in fairytales we are often cautioned to be “careful of what you wish for.” Such is the case here as Kim, Bella (Wilma Holmén) and Momo (Alexander Gustavsson), who were friends by common cause, suddenly find that this new found freedom — power — brings with it issues that individually they may not be able to cope with.
Especially so when the power of the nectar might run its course, but one of their number has found their “true state.” Yes, Girls Lost is a provocative statement of identity … especially identity as youth; identity as one grows.
Girls Lost is presented in Swedish with English subtitles.