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Utøya: July 22 /22. Juli Focus on Norway

Fri—6-14-2019
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Photo by Paradox

WED—June 12—7 PM & FRI—June 14—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
90 min. In Norwegian with English subtitles.

“Erik Poppe’s brutally effective film is a fictionalised vision of what the children endured, staged as a single take from the second we arrive on the island to the moment we leave.”—The Irish Times

“Instead of affording Breivik the dignity of a pathology — or, again, of even being named at all — this film concerns itself exclusively with the experience of the victims (culled from first-hand testimonies) and with the real threat of violence…U – July 22 cuts through so much of the contemporary cant around gun violence, around white nationalism, around xenophobia, around the politicization of historical tragedy.”—Salon.com

Directed by Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018)

About the Director

Erik Poppe was born in Oslo, Norway in 1960. He began his career as a press photographer, winning several awards. After studying at the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm, he worked as a cinematographer on several feature films before making his debut as a director with Schpaa. The film was the first instalment in his multi-award-winning Oslo Trilogy which also comprises Hawaii, Oslo and Troubled Water (DeUsynlige). In 2017 his film The King’s Choice (Kongens Nei) was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.

 

 

 

 
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