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Cannes: Picture Tree Intl. Acquires Dag Johan Haugeruds’ ‘Beware of Children’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Picture Tree Intl. has acquired international sales rights to Dag Johan Haugeruds’ politically and socially charged drama “Beware of Children,” which Pti aims to premiere at a major festival in the autumn.

The pic, now in post-production, features the dramatic aftermath of a tragic incident in a middle-class suburb in Oslo. During a break in school the 13-year-old daughter of a Labour Party member accidentally causes the death of a classmate, the son of a high-profile right-wing politician.

“The school’s headmistress must manage a traumatic and increasingly complex situation, together with her own secrets and conflicted emotions,” Pti said.

The film is Haugerud’s second feature after his debut “I Belong,” which won the award for best picture at the Amandas, Norway’s national film awards, in 2012. It is produced by Motlys, the company behind Joachim Trier’s Cannes 2015 competition title “Louder Than Bombs.” Arthaus will handle Norwegian distribution.
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Joachim Trier Will Direct ‘The Worst Person in the World’

After switching things up and flirting with genre territory with his last film Thelma, Joachim Trier is returning with his next feature, one that will see him return to his roots of sorts. Following Thelma and his English-language debut Louder Than Bombs, his new film–titled The Worst Person in the World–will close out his Oslo trilogy, which includes Reprise and Oslo, August 31st, Variety reports.

Written by Trier and his usual collaborator Eskil Vogt, it is not a political satire of America today as the title may suggest, but rather the film follows the character of Julie over four years as she “navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.”

“After years of wanting to work with Joachim Trier, one of the strongest and most original voices to emerge from Europe,
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MK2 Boards Joachim Trier’s ‘The Worst Person in the World’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Paris-based MK2 films, which has five movies in competition at Cannes for the second consecutive year, has come on board to co-produce and sell internationally Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s next movie, “The Worst Person in the World,” along with a pair of feature documentaries: “Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful” and Jean-Stéphane Bron’s “The Brain.”

“The Worst Person in the World” will be the closing chapter of Trier’s “Oslo Trilogy,” which includes his feature debut, “Reprise,” and “Oslo, August 31st,” which premiered in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard.

Trier’s credits include “Louder Than Bombs” with Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, which competed in Cannes. His latest film, “Thelma,” played at Toronto and was the Norwegian submission for foreign-language film Oscar in 2017.

Written by Trier and Eskil Vogt, “The Worst Person in the World” is a modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo.
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Isabelle Huppert On The Twisty, Dark Dance Of ‘Greta’ [Interview]

Isabelle Huppert hadn’t starred in an English language film since 2015’s “Louder than Bombs” and, more notably, since she earned an Oscar nomination for her role in “Elle” a little over two years ago. So, when Neil Jordan’s “Greta” was announced as a world premiere for the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival there were plenty of cinephiles and distributors interested. What “Greta” turned out to be was something of a surprise not only for audiences but Huppert herself.

Continue reading Isabelle Huppert On The Twisty, Dark Dance Of ‘Greta’ [Interview] at The Playlist.
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‘Greta’ Film Review: Neil Jordan’s Psycho Stalker Flick Is Bloody Good Fun

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‘Greta’ Film Review: Neil Jordan’s Psycho Stalker Flick Is Bloody Good Fun
It’s fitting that Neil Jordan’s “Greta” had its Toronto International Film Festival world premiere on Thursday at the Ryerson Theatre, because that venue is home to Tiff’s Midnight Madness section devoted to horror, sci-fi and all things genre. And while “Greta” isn’t actually screening in that section of the festival, it’s definitely the midnightiest thing that the Irish director has ever made.

Between the psycho stalker, the “don’t go in the basement!” moment and the sudden shocks that exist solely to make an audience jump, this is Jordan doing fun, schlocky horror, way beyond the high-toned horror he did in “Interview With the Vampire.”

And while the film wallows in the kind of silliness that makes you wonder just what the heck Isabelle Huppert is doing here, by the end it supplies an answer: She’s having fun, dammit, just like the audience at the Ryerson did.
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Stellan Skarsgard to Headline ‘Hope’ as TrustNordisk Boards Pic (Exclusive)

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Stellan Skarsgard to Headline ‘Hope’ as TrustNordisk Boards Pic (Exclusive)
Stellan Skarsgard is set to star in “Hope,” Maria Sodahl’s Norwegian drama that Scandinavian sales powerhouse TrustNordisk has just boarded.

Skarsgard, who has the lead role in the Berlinale competition title “Out Stealing Horses,” stars in “Hope” opposite Andrea Braein Hovig (“All the Beauty”). The film is the story of a couple with a large blended family that has grown apart, but when the wife is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, their life breaks down and exposes neglected love.

The movie is being produced by producer Thomas Robsahm at Motlys, the banner behind Pernilla August’s “A Serious Game,” Eskil Vogt’s “Blind” and Joachim Trier’s movies, notably “Oslo, 31. August” and “Louder Than Bombs.”

Silje Nikoline Glimsdal, TrustNordisk’s sales and project manager, said the film is a “heartfelt and honest story.”

“‘Hope’ both captivates and inspires you by portraying the circumstances facing a serious and life-changing illness,
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Norwegian Film Institute backs new Eskil Vogt, Andre Øvredal films (exclusive)

Norwegian Film Institute backs new Eskil Vogt, Andre Øvredal films (exclusive)
Vogt’s ‘The Innoncents’ is expected to shoot this year.

Eskil Vogt’s new film The Innocents (De Uskyldige) is one of the projects backed by the Norwegian Film Institute’s latest funding round yesterday.

Vogt writes and directs the story about four children (ages 6 to 12), away from their parents’ attention, whose innocent play turns into something else. The filmmaking team wrote, “Magic and creepy things start happening. The Innocents is a film for adults and a shocking journey in to the secret world of the children.”

Vogt made his directing debut with Sundance award-winner Blind and he has also

Friday One Sheet: Boy Erased

Various groups in the Lgbtq community have designed some excellent posters in partnership with Focus Features and Joel Edgerton's earnest/activist (and middle-brow) Conversion Therapy expose Boy Erased. I am partial to this minimalist one, from The National Centre of Lesbian Rights (Nclr). It shows Lucas Hedges falling out of the frame, which reminds me, visually, if not tonally, of the poster for Joachim Trier's Louder than Bombs. After the Photoshopped, floating heads disaster-horrors of last weeks column, it is nice to see the Lgbtq community has a little more design sense....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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‘I, Tonya’ Director To Tackle Remake Of The Great Supernatural Thriller ‘Thelma’

If you’re a film fan outside of Europe, there’s a large chance you’re not familiar with the films of Joachim Trier. The Norwegian director has four films under his belt since 2006, and in that time has turned into one of the best directors working today. In fact, three of his four films (with the only exception being the English-language “Louder Than Bombs”) were selected by Norway as their official Best Foreign Language Film picks for the Oscars.

Continue reading ‘I, Tonya’ Director To Tackle Remake Of The Great Supernatural Thriller ‘Thelma’ at The Playlist.
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Ursula Meier’s ‘Quiet Land’ Teams Bandita, Cinefacture, Animal Kingdom (Exclusive)

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Ursula Meier’s ‘Quiet Land’ Teams Bandita, Cinefacture, Animal Kingdom (Exclusive)
Locarno, Switzerland — Ursula Meier, one of Europe’s most highly-rated women film directors, will make her English-language debut with “Quiet Land,” a noirish drama-thriller set and to be shot in the U.S.

Produced by a high-pedigree combination of Switzerland’s Bandita Films, France’s Cinéfacture and U.S.-based Animal Kingdom Films, the movie, Meier’s third full feature, marks a palpable attempt to raise the ambition, reach and budget of a striking women auteur’s career.International sales on “Quiet Land” will be handled by Paris-based Memento Films Intl, which has handled two Palme d’Or winners, “The Class” and “Winter Sleep.”

In an early confirmation of the excitement surrounding the project, “Quiet Land” won a weighty SFR1 million ($1 million) grant from Suissimage, the Swiss authors’ rights collection society.

Targeting women filmmakers, the Suissimage grant was announced Sunday morning at Switzerland’s Locarno Festival. at, not coincidentally, a
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Podtalk: Director Marc Turtletaub Solves the ‘Puzzle’

Chicago – When a notable indie film producer decides to direct, what does it feel like on that other side? For Marc Turtletaub, the connection was in his sophomore effort as director, “Puzzle.” The emotional drama features the impeccable Kelly Macdonald, as a stay-at-home Mom named Agnes who discovers a hidden talent.

Kelly Macdonald in ‘Puzzle,’ Directed by Marc Turtletaub

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Her two boys are older, and her working class husband Louie (David Denman) has their life path mapped out. Everything Agnes does is perfection, the pieces of how she manages her life, family and church fit together in a rote and routine pattern. A couple days after her birthday, she has a moment to herself and opens one of the presents… a jigsaw puzzle. She puts the thousands of pieces in front of her and before the afternoon is up, she assembles it. This begins a journey for her.
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This 13 Reasons Why Actor Has Already Starred Alongside Some of Hollywood's Biggest Names

There is always a little anxiety when one of your favorite books gets turned into a TV series, but 13 Reasons Why surpassed our expectations when it first premiered in March 2017. Even though there are quite a few tweaks from the original - especially now that it's going off-book with its second season - we couldn't have picked a better cast to play the memorable characters. While some of the actors are well-seasoned professionals, for others, the Netflix series is their big break.

While Devin Druid, who plays Tyler, has a pretty short résumé, at 20 years old he's already worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. In 2016, he starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Imperium, and later that year he had a guest spot on Netflix's House of Cards. While he's gaining a lot of traction for his 13 Reasons Why character, he is best-known for playing teenage Louie in the
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This 13 Reasons Why Actor Has Already Starred Alongside Some of Hollywood's Biggest Names

There is always a little anxiety when one of your favorite books gets turned into a TV series, but 13 Reasons Why surpassed our expectations when it first premiered in March 2017. Even though there are quite a few tweaks from the original - especially now that it's going off-book with its second season - we couldn't have picked a better cast to play the memorable characters. While some of the actors are well-seasoned professionals, for others, the Netflix series is their big break.

While Devin Druid, who plays Tyler, has a pretty short résumé, at 20 years old he's already worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. In 2016, he starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Imperium, and later that year he had a guest spot on Netflix's House of Cards. While he's gaining a lot of traction for his 13 Reasons Why character, he is best-known for playing teenage Louie in the
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Cannes Critics’ Week Sets Jury President Joachim Trier, Chloë Sevigny Among Jurors

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Cannes Critics’ Week Sets Jury President Joachim Trier, Chloë Sevigny Among Jurors
Norwegian director Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs) will head the jury for the 57th Cannes Critics’ Week (9-17 May), the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival which honours first and second films.

The director, whose Louder Than Bombs competed for the Palme d’Or in 2015, is joined on the jury by actress and director Chloë Sevigny, Bpm (Beats Per Minute) star Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Vienna Film Festival Director Eva Sangiorgi and French journalist Augustin Trapenard.

Last year the jury was headed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, with Emmanuel Gras’ doc Makala taking home the top award. The strand’s competition has previously included movies by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), David Robert Mitchell (It Follows), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (The Tribe), Santiago Miter (Paulina), Oliver Laxe (Mimosas), Julia Ducournau (Grave) and Rebecca Zlotowski (Beautiful Thorn).

The jury will hand out the Nespresso Grand Prize to one of the seven movies in competition, the
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Trier takes charge of Cannes Critics’ Week jury by Richard Mowe - 2018-03-28 11:40:42

Norwegian director Joachim Trier, president of Cannes Critics’ Week Jury, pictured with Isabelle Huppert in Cannes for Louder Than Bombs Photo: Richard Mowe As the date for the official launch of the Cannes programme comes closer (April 12), the race is on to confirm juries. Hot on the heels of the Camera d’Or announcement today Critics’ Week organisers have announced that Norwegian director Joachim Trier has been named jury president for this year’s sidebar.

The president will lead the five-person jury that will award the section’s main prizes, including the Nespresso Grand Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award to one of the seven films selected for the main competition, and the Leica Cine Discovery Prize to one of the ten shorts films in contention. Trier has made his mark on Cannes with his film Oslo, August 31st, a second feature, screening in Un Certain Regard in 2011, while he
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Director Joachim Trier to head 2018 Cannes Critics' Week jury

Director Joachim Trier to head 2018 Cannes Critics' Week jury
Chloë Sevigny, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart join Thelma director on jury.

Norwegian director Joachim Trier will preside over the jury at the 57th Cannes Critics’ Week (9-17 May), the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival honouring first and second films.

The jury will award the Nespresso Grand Prize to one of the seven feature films in competition, the Discovery Prize to one of the 10 short films, and for the first time, the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award to an actor or actress from one of the competition’s feature films.

The director, whose Louder Than Bombs competed for the
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‘Thelma’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Grethe Eltervag, Oskar Pask, Steiner Klouman Hallert | Written by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt | Directed by Joachim Trier

Co-written and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs), this compelling psychological thriller is part coming-of-age drama and part supernatural chiller, layered with complex emotion and anchored by a superb central performance. Imagine an arthouse take on Carrie and you won’t be far wrong.

Thelma opens with a supremely unsettling prologue sequence, in which a father silently aims his rifle at his young daughter’s head while they’re out hunting deer. The story then jumps forward to find a now teenage Thelma (Eili Harboe) studying at Oslo university and having difficulty making friends, until she meets beautiful fellow student Anja (Kaya Wilkins) after suffering a severe seizure in the university library.

The pair quickly become close, with Anja introducing
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Win a Joachim Trier DVD bundle with Thelma

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Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Thelma on 26th February, we’ve been given 3 DVD bundles including Oslo, August 31st, Louder Than Bombs, and Thelma to give away on DVD.

From acclaimed director Joachim Trier (Reprise, Oslo, August 31st, Louder Than Bombs), Thelma is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who, upon falling in love for the first time, discovers that she has terrifying and inexplicable powers.

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 12th March 2018 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is available

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Thelma – On DVD and Blu-ray 26th February

UK DVD and Blu-ray release 26th February 2018 Dir: Joachim Trier Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen and Ellen Dorrit Petersen From acclaimed director Joachim Trier (Reprise, Oslo, August 31st, Louder Than Bombs), Thelma is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who, upon falling in love for the first time, discovers that she …

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Watch: ‘Thelma’ Dives into a Waking Nightmare in an Exclusive Clip

Today, we're happy to share an exclusive clip from the paranormal-meets-psychological thriller Thelma from Louder than Bombs director Joachim Trier. The Orchard film stars Eili Harboe as Thelma, a college freshman who leaves behind her sheltered small town lifestyle and her religious family to attend university in Oslo. There, she begins experiencing violent seizures and strange, spectacular visions, which only intensify the closer she grows to her beautiful friend Anja. Experience one of Thelma's visions for yourself in our new clip, which finds the powerful woman trapped in a waking nightmare during one of her regular …
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