Jarle Klepp from "The Man Who Loved Yngve" is now a student on 25, loving women, indie rock and deconstruction. Then he gets a letter telling him he's a father, after a drunken one night stand with a 15 year old, 7 years ago, back in 1989.
Rolf Kristian Larsen,
Amina Eleonora Bergrem,
Pål Sverre Hagen
A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.
Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.
Ane Dahl Torp,
Jonas Hoff Oftebro
Nice little film out if nice idea, though contrived fulfillment
This is the third feature by Norwegian screenwriter and director Stian Kristiansen. A film which he has co-written together with screenwriters Kamilla Krogsveen and Ravn Lanesskog after an idea by the latter. Kristiansen's two first features was both great. "The man who loved Yngve" and the follow up of the same writer "I travel alone", by Tore Renberg. He is a very talented instructor.
Tale is a seventeen year old very talented actress living in a rural area outside a town in Western Norway, which us turned didn't in an audition after being told she is too young. She meets a well known actor named Lars Nykvist, and tries to drag him into their local theater play by play write guru Jon Fosse. This turns out difficult, since he's not interested, but when he eventually agrees it the start of something she didn't bargain for.
The film has a teenage audience as target and is a drama with comical elements. Leading actress Eili Harboe is very good, and so is most. But there are some of the actors which simply aren't talented enough. Still I find the film quite enjoyable, though a bit forced and contrived at times. It's basic, natural, and no fuzz, turning out quite sweet. Nice cinematography and lovely use of light and fresh colors depicting the summertime, just like in the Fosse-play.
Of course, a film themed like this has lots of meta-acting and is quite talkative. But it's suitable, and charming. But still the film fails to deliver like Kristiansen's two first. The film manages to keep interest, and will manage to hit the target audience quite well. Recommended, but lacks greatness.
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