Norway

Victor Kossakovsky – Gunda (2020)

Documentary looks at the daily life of a pig and its farm animal companions: two cows and a one-legged chicken.

It is a film about pigs, cows and chicken. Black and white. Without words. Without music. Victor Kossakovsky is offering not just a mesmerizing poetic work of art but also a wonderful life experience. We get to know Gunda the sow, her family and neighbors, and it gives us the reason to think about the secret of consciousness and the value of life of those with whom we share this planet. Read More »

Erik Løchen – Motforestilling AKA Remonstrance (1972)

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, while French Left Bank Cinema flourished, parallel movements flowered in other countries; in Norway, the trend enabled director Erik Løchen’s career to flourish.
Løchen had made The Hunt in 1959, a fascinating, modernist work that paralleled the better-known experiments with cinematic storytelling of Resnais, Godard, Antonioni and others. Løchen returned to feature films in 1972 with an even more radical cinematic experience.
The story of a film crew trying to make a political film, Remonstrance brilliantly captures the posing and grandstanding that sometimes accompanies political discussions around correct form in art, but Løchen goes his characters one better. He designed Remonstrance so that its five reels could be shown in any order, rendering 120 possible versions of the film.
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Emil Trier & Joachim Trier – Den andre Munch AKA The Other Munch (2018)

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An unexpected selection of Munch’s late paintings are collected for the exhibition Karl Ove Knausgårds sets up at the Munch Museum. Joachim Trier follows him on the way to the opening. Read More »

Berit Nesheim – Søndagsengler AKA The Other Side of Sunday (1996)

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The Other Side of Sunday, also known in Norwegian as “Søndagsengler”, is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight, church community. We follow the Preacher’s Daughter, Maria, on her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her father. Read More »

Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg – Kon-Tiki (2012)

The legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, to prove that this could have been done in pre-Columbian times for South Americans to settle in Polynesia. Read More »

Martin Lund – Psychobitch (2019)

Synopsis
Frida is different. Marius, on the other hand is the most perfect boy in class. When they have to work together at school, it’s the start of a turbulent and challenging relationship. Generation Achievement meets impossible love. Read More »

Dag Johan Haugerud – Barn AKA Beware of Children (2019) (HD)

Beware of Children traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo.

During a break in school 13 year-old Lykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician. When Jamie later dies in hospital, contradicting versions of what actually happened risks making a difficult and traumatic situation worse. Read More »