"Oslo, August 31st" opening at Houston at Houston Sundance Cinemas
Last updated: 5/25/2012 //
On Friday, June 8th "Oslo, August 31st" is openingat the Sundance Cinemas in Houston. The acclaimed second feature from Norway’s Joachim Trier (Reprise) was an official selection at Cannes, Toronto, AFI, Sundance and New Directors/New Films.
Anders is on the verge of successfully completing treatment at a drug rehab in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into Oslo for a job interview but instead uses the opportunity to revisit friends and old haunts. 34-year-old Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he’s wasted and all the people he’s let down. Though still relatively young, he feels his life is already over in many ways. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, he will wrestle with the chance of love and the possibility of a new life.
"Oslo, August 31st" is Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s second feature film. He made his feature debut in 2006 with "Reprise", which received numerous international awards, including Best Director at Karlovy Vary and the Discovery Award at Toronto. Joachim was also named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch at Sundance. "Reprise" also won the Amanda (Norwegian Oscar) for Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
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