This week, we're excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Oslo, August 31st, directed by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier. We named Oslo, August 31st the best film of the 2010s and the lead performance from actor Anders Danielsen Lie as one of the best performances of the 2010s.
To celebrate, we're publishing a new piece every day this week on the film! These are all excerpts from our forthcoming book! Longer, and even more in-depth versions of the interviews will be in the book.....
Announcing our next ebook....on Joachim Trier!
We're also extremely excited to announce that our next ebook, due out in early 2022, will focus on Joachim Trier's films and filmmaking process.
The book will especially focus on Trier's latest film, The Worst Person in the World, featuring interviews with the whole team behind it, as well as essays. But we'll be going deep on his entire filmography both through interviews and essays. This will be the book to discover Trier's work.
Our 10th anniversary coverage of Oslo, August 31st
There is a world elsewhere: Exile in Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31st and Louder Than Bombs
We kicked off the week with Alex's essay on Oslo, August 31st and Trier's subsequente film, Louder Than Bombs, which share themes of suicide, depression, and loneliness. The essay delves into Oslo, August 31st‘s clear cut, fatalistic story of exile, and how that sense of estrangement in Louder than Bombs is much more complex and optimistic.
Designing a journey through Oslo
On Tuesday, we published an interview with the film's production designer, Jørgen Stangebye Larsen, who talked to Orla about crafting a geographically realistic portrait of the city.
Listen to the podcast on Oslo, August 31st and Another Round
Last year, we recorded a podcast on Oslo, August 31st and Another Round — two Nordic films that deal with male mental health — which was previously only available to members. We've now republished it for all to listen to, with a new introduction that also discusses the Joachim Trier book project.
Anders Danielsen Lie reflects on his breakout role in Oslo, August 31st
Anders Danielsen Lie reflects back on his work on the film and how it has influenced his approach to acting since.
Tomorrow: Joachim Trier reflects back on Oslo, August 31st
Where to watch Oslo, August 31st
Canada: Rent/buy on VOD (including iTunes/AppleTV) or stream on Kanopy
US/UK: Rent/buy on VOD
We look forward to sharing more Joachim Trier excitement with you in the coming months! Stay tuned for our review of The Worst Person in the World out of TIFF!
The Seventh Row Team