Visions of Europe x LUMI: Oslo, August 31st

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Director(s)Joachim Trier
Writer(s)Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
LanguageNorwegian, English
CountryNorway, Denmark, Sweden
Running Time1HR 35MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonVisions of Europe

Chosen by our LUMI programmers, Oslo, August 31st is a smart and sharp study of drug addiction from director Joachim Trier (The Worst Person in the World).

Recovering drug addict Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie) is given a day’s leave from his rehab centre to apply for a job in the city. Over the course of one day and night, he tries to reconnect with his old friends and family in Oslo, where the ghosts of his past mistakes wrestle with the hope to see some future by morning. Is this the first day of the rest of his life? Or are these his final 24 hours?

Inspired by Louis Malle's new wave classic The Fire Within, Trier's film is cool and compassionate, with an achingly honest performance from Anders Danielsen Lie that exemplifies why it was a festival favourite at Cannes.

"Oslo, August 31st is quietly, profoundly, one of the most observant and sympathetic films I've seen." Roger Ebert

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From 31 Mar - 16 Apr, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of 24 films from a Macedonian witch tale to a race through Berlin, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen.


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