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Norwegian Film Festival

What Showcasing a selection of recent films from Norway, including award-winning festival favourites.
When 30 November 2007 (Friday) - 4 December 2007 (Tuesday)
Where Golden Village VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk VivoCity, Levels 2 & 3, Singapore 098585 Tel: 6311 9162
Admission

S$9.50 tickets available to the public from 15 November 2007:

S$8.50 discounted tickets available to SFS members and full-time students, ONLY at the GV VivoCity box-office. (SFS members / full-time students must produce a valid SFS membership card / valid student pass. Limited to one discounted ticket per member / student per session.)

Phone bookings are NOT available for SFS film festivals.

 

Presented by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Singapore Film Society and Golden Village

Screening schedule

Sessions start punctually at the stated times (there will be no trailers, unlike normal screenings).

Fri 30 Nov

7.00pm :: A Cry in the Woods
9.30pm :: The Bothersome Man

Sat 1 Dec

7.00pm :: Reprise
9.30pm :: The Woman of My Life

Sun 2 Dec

7.00pm :: An Enemy of the People
9.30pm :: A Cry in the Woods

Mon 3 Dec

7.00pm :: The Bothersome Man
9.30pm :: Reprise

Tue 4 Dec

7.00pm :: The Woman of My Life
9.30pm :: An Enemy of the People

Please note that age restrictions apply for some of the following ratings:

TBA: To be announced
G:
or General
PG: Parental Guidance required
NC16: No Children below 16 years old
M18: Mature 18 -- for persons 18 years old and above
R21: Restricted to persons 21 years old and above

Synopses

 

Reprise

M18 – Sexual scene
Directed by Joachim Trier, 2006, 106 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Espen Klouman Høiner, Anders Danielsen Lie, Christian Rubeck

REPRISE is a playful film about friendship, madness and creativity, about love and sorrow, great ambitions and the often unpleasant clash between youthful presumptions and reality. Erik and Phillip are trying to make it as writers. Erik is rejected by publishers who think he lacks talent, while Philip becomes a big name almost overnight. Six months later, things are very different, with Philip warded at a psychiatric hospital while Erik continues his own literary attempts. Director Joachim Trier admits to the influence of the French New Wave and François Truffaut; in particular, the seminal JULES AND JIM, in which fundamental themes are treated with an enchantingly light touch.

Details

2006 Discovery Award Toronto International Film Festival
2006 Best Director Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Official Site: http://www.reprisefilm.no/html/index_eng.html
Trailer in Norwegian: http://european-films.net/images/zoom/reprise/reprise.mov

 

The Bothersome Man (Den Brysomme Mannen)

M18 – Some scenes of sex and gore
Directed by Jens Lien, 2006, 95 minutes
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Cast: Trond Fausa Aurvåg, Petronella Barker, Per Schaanning

Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment, and even a wife. Before long, he realises that something is wrong. The people around him seem devoid of emotion, communicating only in superficialities. There are ominous ‘caretakers’ who run the city. There seems to be no way out, until Andreas meets Hugo. Portraying an unusual and satirical view of affluent city life, THE BOTHERSOME MAN depicts a world in which emptiness has replaced empathy, kitchen furnishings have replaced love, and social rituals have replace friendship.

Details

2006 ACID Award Cannes Film Festival
Official Site: http://www.bothersomeman.com/
Trailer in Norwegian http://media.filmweb.no/trailere/smn/SMN20050989/xlyccjb33.mov

 

 

An Enemy of the People (En Folkefiende)

PG – Some sexual references
Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg, 2005, 90 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Jørgen Langhelle, Trine Wiggen, Sven Nordin

From the world’s most widely read and most often performed playwright comes one of the greatest stories of our age. AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE is a modern film version of Henrik Ibsen’s stage play. The action is now set in a present-day local community on the west coast of Norway, and the conflict has been updated. Ibsen’s spa has turned into a mineral water bottling plant with unexpected impact on the film’s focal village, while the protagonist, Tomas Stockmann, has become a nutritional physiologist and television personality. This is a ‘landscape movie’ in every sense of the word, lush and dramatic, with steep mountains covered with snowfields, above rich fruit plantations and clear blue fjords.

Details

Trailer in Norwegian: http://media.filmweb.no/trailere/ect/ECT20040317/kgfuhcx13.mov

 

 

The Woman of My Life (Kvinnen I Mitt Liv)

R21 – Mature content
Directed by Alexander Eik, 2003, 94 minutes
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Cast: Ane Dahl Torp, Thomas Giertsen, Gard Eidsvold

Jacob, an immigration lawyer in his 30s, seems to be a confirmed bachelor as he does everything he can to avoid emotional commitments. He frequently changes girlfriends, and is less than responsible when it comes to being there for his family. Meeting Nina, a charming doctor, turns his life upside down. He has to come to terms with the fact that he may now have found the woman he truly loves, and must decide if he will, once and for all, give up the carefree, superficial life to which he has been so accustomed. THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE is Alexander Eik’s feature debut. His short film, THE ACT OF SEEING, won an Amanda award in 2001.

Details

Trailer in Norwegian  http://media.filmweb.no/trailere/sf/SFN20030353/6.mov

 

A Cry in the Woods (Den Som Frykter Ulven)

M18 – Sexual scene
Directed by Erich Hörtnagel, 2004, 106 minutes
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Lars Bom, Laila Goody, Stig Henrik Hoff

An elderly woman is brutally murdered. A notorious mental patient is on the loose. All evidence points to him as the murderer. Simultaneously, the local bank is robbed, and the quiet provincial town is jolted out of its normal serenity. The investigator is, himself, burdened by great personal guilt, which he has problems handling, both privately and professionally. His involvement in this case will affect him much more than he could possibly have anticipated.  Director Erich Hörtnagel is originally from Austria, but has lived in Sweden since graduation. In addition to being a film and television director, he is also an artist and sculptor.

Details

Trailer in Norwegian: http://media.filmweb.no/trailere/scanbox/SBX20040075/kryjaod3.mov