Anders will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays on in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn’t seen in a long while. Thirty-four-year-old Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted, all the people he has let down. He is still relatively young, but feels his life in many ways is already over. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, the ghosts of past mistakes will wrestle with the chance of love, the possibility of a new life and the hope to see some future by morning. –Cannes Film Festival
Joachim Trier (born 1974) is a Norwegian film director. His debut film Reprise from 2006 received several national awards, including the Amanda Award and the Aamot Statuette, as well as international recognition, with prizes at film festivals in Toronto, Istanbul, Rotterdam, Milano and Karlovy Vary. –Wikipedia
Anders's distress as he seeks purpose in bourgeois Oslo, surrounded by the hollow dreams of others and in 2 minds whether to leave the city, is disturbingly observed, intimate, rawly precise in execution. A mounting angst hangs til sunrise, with Anders at his most unpredictable. A lucid cry of pain on film, both more lustrous and more concealed than Le Feu Follet.
Along with Kubrick’s Fear and Desire, four other films see their first New Directions/New Films screenings on Wednesday and Thursday.
Seven films from around the world are lined up to screen in New York from March 21 through April 1.
Also: A severely botched screening of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.
Also: Santa Barbara will open with the world premiere of Lawrence Kasdan’s Darling Companion.
A remarkable debut and films by Bruno Dumont, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Joachim Trier and more from our first report from Toronto.
As I’ve mentioned before, movie posters are not much in evidence around the theaters of Cannes. One striking exception though was this
La Norvège est un pays de cinéma au contraste étonnant entre films d’auteur et films plutôt grand public. Oslo, 31 août s’inscrit dans cette première catégorie et permet à un jeune cinéaste de s’exprimer… read review