Cannes 2011: First look at OSLO, AUGUST 31ST

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 15th, 2011

There are many reasons to be really excited about this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Whether you’re a fan of big films like KUNG FU PANDA 2, anxiously awaiting THE TREE OF LIFE, or have an affinity for films from big time foreign players, this year’s festival looks like it will be one of the best in quite some time.

One of the films that has a lot of people talking is Joachim Trier’s follow up to his absolutely wonderful debut, REPRISE. The film, entitled OSLO, AUGUST 31ST, is set to play, in competition at the festival and, thanks to both Match Factory and the Norwegian Film Institute (via The Playlist) we now have our first look at the picture.

The film stars Anders Danielsen Lie (who also starred REPRISE), Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crepin, and Petter With, and follows “one man, one city, 24 hours. OSLO, AUGUST 31ST is a portrait of contemporary Oslo. A visually striking and quietly shattering drama about a man in deep existential crisis.”

Seeing Trier re-teaming with REPRISE co-writer Eskil Vogt and cinematographer Jakob Ihre, this is one of the more intriguing members of the Cannes 2011 lineup, which with regards to the overall lineup, is really saying something. I love these photos, so this is definitely a film I can’t wait to check out.

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