For those who aren’t familiar with hobbyhorsing it may seem a bit absurd in the beginning, and maybe even silly. When we are introduced to Aisku, Elsa and Alisa in Selma Vilhunens documentary Hobbyhorse Revolution these presumptions are challenged immediately. What we see is tough practicing and an incredible dedication. Together they arrange big competitions, they sew their own horses and take great care of them. Elsa, Aisku and Alisa show us that this is way more than a game; it’s a sanctuary, a private space where they dictate their own rules. Hobbyhorse Revolution is a film about hobbyhorses, about getting forward in challenging times and growing up encouraged by unity. It’s a film about doing what you love regardless of people’s prejudice, and now the hobbyhorse revolution is here.
– Karin Johansson