Written by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Tone B. Mostraum
Cinematography by Jakob Ihre
Norway, 2011, 95 min
“Bristles with suspense and ambiguity.. OSLO, AUGUST 31 has the satisfying gravity of specific experience, and also, true to its title, a prickly sense of place… the film, chilly as it is, is warmed by a love for the city that the filmmaker and the main character clearly share.”
–A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“Confident, beautifully crafted.. makes for absolutely compelling viewing.”
--Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety
“Intelligent and reverent… a superb Norwegian film, ballasted by an excellent central performance.”
–Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Winner of over a dozen festival and critics awards in Europe, OSLO 31 AUGUST is the latest film by the celebrated Norwegian director Joachim Trier (REPRISE). Loosely based on a 1931 novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, the film is a striking exploration of lost youth. Anders, a 30-something addict in recovery, spends a day roaming the city of Oslo, searching for old connections and new ones as he struggles to establish ties with a city that seems to have passed him by. Universally praised by critics, OSLO, 31 AUGUST is one of our favorite dramas of the year—we can’t wait for you to experience it.
Wednesday, December 5, 7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Village
(2700 West Anderson Lane)
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