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Inside the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Day 7: Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st

August 31st took place on May 18th. After soaking it up on the international circuit with 2006’s Reprise, Joachim Trier moves from what you could call the ideal calling card to a sophisticated sophomore feature focusing on how society’s expectation levels aren’t ideal for every single one of its members. Both a painful and hopeful portrait, actor Anders Danielsen Lie character beautifully lists his generations’ contempt for everything that came before him, and everything that will inscribe itself as future memories. Here’s the world premiere screening presentation and post-screening applause.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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