Run Times:
93 min
Michaela Kurimsky, Karena Evans
Jasmin Mozaffari
Jasmin Mozaffari
Plot Summary

Lou and her best friend Chantal plan to get out of their isolated, run-down town and move to a city far, far away. When Chantal’s unstable and possessive ex violates her during a night of partying, the girls decide to exact their revenge on him through a night of vandalism and debauchery. The consequences of their actions are devastating, threatening the girls’ chances of ever leaving. The more Lou fights tooth-and-nail to save her friendship and hold onto her dreams, the more she spins out of control as she begins to realize that freedom will come at a high cost.


“With an energy to match the protagonist’s anger: Lou never pauses for breath, and neither does this film”
-Finn Halligan,Screen International


Screen Daily – ‘Firecrackers’: Finn Halligan Review

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2018

Zurich International Film Festival, Switzerland, September 2018

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, September 2018

Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil, October 2018

International Film Festival Tofifest, Poland, October 2018

Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, November 2018
*Winner – Best Film
*Winner – Best Actress, Michaela Kurimsky

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2018

Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg, March 2019 * Special Mention – Youth Jury Award

I kvinnlig regi Festival – folkets bio Umea, Sweden, March 2019

Raoul Wallenberg Institute – Human Rights Film Festival, Sweden, March 2019

Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest , Czech Republic, March 2019

BUFF – The International Film Festival for Children and Young People, March 2019

Stockholm International Film Festival Junior, Sweden, March 2019

OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema, Poland, April 2019

Riviera Film Festival, Italy, May 2019

Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, June 2019

Oslo Pix, June 2019

Edinburgh Film Festival, June 2019