A feel good film about depressions. About being able to do it all, but losing it in a severe anxiety attack. About controlling angst together with the family, and be able to laugh of it all, even the electro shocks. Continue reading Solveig Melkeraaen – Flink Pike AKA Good Girl (2014)
A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.
Continue reading Joachim Trier – Thelma (2017)
Storm (10) tries to figure out how everything is connected – from the serendipitous nature of atoms, to the complexity of human life. But her world spins out of control when her father and his mistress are killed suddenly in a traffic accident. While her mother fills her emptiness with a self-help guru, Storm makes her own set of rules, that allows her to come to terms with her father’s death.
«There are so many extreme things about life and death which are not acknowledged in our daily lives. It’s funny and strange,» says director Kim Hiorthøy about his first feature film. This emotionally challenging story about human fear and shortcomings becomes lighthearted through Hiorthøy´s playful use of visual expression and storytelling. Continue reading Kim Hiortøy – The Rules for Everything (2017)
In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother’s death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend being the stable boy, Tomas. She summons her mother’s ghost and develops a strange fascination with death as well as a passion for living. Family friend Jacob encourages Dina’s father to hire Lorch, a tutor who introduces her to the cello. Continue reading Ole Bornedal – I Am Dina (2002)
This is a film about the eternal triangle – two men – one woman. Bjørn is married to Guri and Knut is their mutual friend. Knut is the younger, dominated by his strong friend. They leave for a hunting-trip in the autumn and the drama develops between them – they shall fight about Guri. Continue reading Erik Løchen – Jakten AKA The Chasers AKA The Hunt (1959)
Two brothers in their seventies, Pa and Moe, have lived together all their lives in a little house in the country, the only interruption being when Pa made a weekend trip to Småland on his moped during the second World War. The past returns when his adult son dating from his Swedish visit, Konrad, comes to live with them after his mother has fallen ill. Soon Moe is about to discover that three is indeed a crowd… Continue reading Bent Hamer – Eggs (1995)
An uncompromising and controversial short set in the Scandinavian suburbia on the hottest day of the summer. A sister reluctantly babysits her little brother. Two young boys catch her attention, and she makes a crucial decision. Continue reading Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen – Reckless (2013)