WED—April 24—7 PM
$13 ($8 ASF Members)
79 minutes | In Norwegian with English subtitles.

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See an Earth Day screening of Practice (dir. Laurens Pérol, Norway, 2023), a coming-of-age film about an 18-year-old musician whose environmentalism is tested when her refusal to fly jeopardizes an audition that will make or break her career, on April 24 at Scandinavia House!

Like Greta Thunberg, the talented but stubborn trumpet player Trine refuses to fly. Idealism threatens the climate activist’s promising musical career when she lands a last-minute audition in Oslo—1500 kilometers south of her home in Northern Norway. Rather than abandon her morals, Trine decides to hitchhike her way to the capital. Practice is an unlikely road movie about passion, righteousness and youth, and a tender exploration of what it means to listen to ourselves.

About the Director

Laurens Pérol is a German director, writer, and producer living and working in Northern Norway. He has worked for the production company Mer Film and collaborated as a director’s assistant with directors such as Ole Giæver (La elva leve), Itonje S. Guttormsen (Butterfly) and more. Laurens’ works have been presented at several festivals, including International Film Festival Hof, Tromsø International Film Festival, and LISFF Wiz-Art. For his directorial work, he won the prize Skårungen 2022 (Newcomer 2022) and got an honorable mention at Minimalen 2021 for his current short Developing a Language. Practice is his first feature film.