The youth from Blikkåpner Oslo and LEO Youth Film Club have the honour of hosting the 10th anniversary of the film Oslo, August 31st! Everyone between 15-20 years is warmly welcome to the film screening and Q&A with director Joachim Trier at Kunstnernes Hus Cinema.
18:00 Film screening Oslo, August 31st
19:35 Conversation between director Joachim Trier and Ferdinand from Blikkåpner Oslo
Afterwards there will be pizza for everyone, served at the restaurant.
About the film
With Oslo functioning as a backdrop for his existentialist drama, Joachim Trier takes us on a simple yet complex depiction of a human being who is about to give up, but who may (or may not) find a reason to keep on living anyway.
About the director
Filmmaker Joachim Trier (b. 1974) comes from a family with strong traditions in filmmaking. His father worked as sound designer on Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975), his mother makes documentary movies and his grandfather Erik Løchen was also a filmmaker, known for his modernist style in films such as Jakten (1959). Trier's younger brother Emil is known for his music videos and the skate documentary Brettkontroll.
Trier has studied film in both Ebeltoft (European Film College) and London (National Film & Television School) and quickly made a name for himself with short films such as Pieta (1999), Still (2001) and Procter (2002).
In 2006, he made his feature film debut with Reprise, a film that received very positive reviews, several awards and has been shown at film festivals around the world. His second feature film came in 2011: Oslo, August 31st was selected for the prestigious side program Un Certain Regard in Cannes.
Joachim Trier's films are visually striking and have a clear inspiration from the French New Wave, directors such as Alain Resnais and existentialism.
About Blikkåpner Oslo
Blikkåpner Oslo is a collaboration between the National Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum and Kunstnernes Hus, where we focus on art mediation by and for young people. The "eye openers" use their own experiences and interests as a starting point for communicating art to others.