Cannes starts tomorrow? Cannes starts tomorrow. And with the regal, royal momma of all festivals revving up, their website has opened a video library with teasers and clips for films playing in the official selection and Un Certain Regard. One such film is Joachim Trier's Oslo, 31. August
. Some of you may recall his New Wave-ish debut Reprise
a few years back. Actor Anders Danielsen Lie grounded that picture, turning what could have been a rather hip, youth affair into an intimate, tender, and harrowing study of mental illness and the inside/out craft of writing.
Lie re-teams with Trier here, playing a thirty-something recovering from a heroin addiction. Sounds typical? Well... it appears Trier has matured nicely, offering another small drama, plus a wonderful love letter to Oslo, which could play as an apt contrast to Norway's current genre stock,. Take a look at the three clips linked and chime in.
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