Joachim Triers movie 'Oslo, August 31st' will be shown at this years New Films/New directors. Daylight lingers at the end of August in Oslo, but sunlight is not a friend to Anders, a semi-recovered addict, facing a new life which may not be appealing without former habits. J
About 'Oslo, August 31st':
Daylight lingers at the end of August in Oslo, but sunlight is not a friend to Anders, a semi-recovered addict, facing a new life which may not be appealing without former habits. Joachim Trier’s first feature, Reprise, was a critical highlight of New Directors/New Films 2007, and while that antic fiction was about friendship and hope, his second is quite different, bearing traces of Robert Bresson. Adapted from the same novel as Louis Malle’s The Fire Within (1963), this subtle and haunting film follows Anders, as he tries to adjust – making love, wandering through Oslo, having a job interview, seeing old friends, and trying to get comfortable with his situation.
Wednesday, March 28, 8:30PM
Thursday, March 29
About New Directors/New Films:
Each year New Directors/New Films unveils a brand-new lineup of fresh faces on the filmmaking scene. A co-presentation of The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival is now in its 40th year. You may recognize some names from past festivals: Pedro Almodovar, Kelly Reichardt, Atom Egoyan, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Sally Potter, John Sayles, Steven Spielberg, Wim Wenders, and Wong Kar Wai, for example, were all featured by New Directors/New Films early in their careers.
For more information: http://newdirectors.org/