Joachim Trier‘s follow-up to the terrific Oslo, August 31st is Louder Than Bombs, which premiered at Cannes and will be seen at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which sees Trier setting a story in the US rather than in Norway, features an impressive cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid, Rachel Brosnahan, David Strathairn, and Amy Ryan, and follows a family which is dealing with the sudden death of its matriarch.
This Louder Than Bombs teaser is quiet, evocative, and rather beautiful, and it ends with a frightening and powerful shot. Read More »
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About a month ago, Christopher Stipp featured the trailer for Oslo, August 31st in his The Week in Trailers column. But now that the film has been added to the Sundance 2012 slate I expect that a few more people will want to give it a look. So here’s a better quality version of the trailer Christopher posted; it outlines the story of Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie), an addict who has one day away from his rehab clinic to complete a job interview in Oslo and patch things up with friends in the city.
The film, which is the second from Joachim Trier, premiered at Cannes this year, but the Sundance appearance will probably give it a bump. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
We’ve already had the chance to ooh and ahh over most of the Sundance Film Festival 2012 slate earlier this month, but with weeks to go until the festival four latecomers have just been announced. There are a few last-minute additions every year; last year’s included Miranda July’s The Future, while 2010’s included Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right.
This year, we have the intriguingly titled sci-fi John Dies at the End; This Must Be the Place, starring Sean Penn as an aging rock star; Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo‘s new comedy Predisposed; and the Norwegian drama Oslo, August 31st. Read the descriptions after the jump.
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