𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔, directed by 𝐉𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐫
This movie has been rated 𝟕.𝟓/𝟏𝟎
“Oslo, August 31st” the second feature film by director Joachim Trier, is one of the most faithful, real, sad, and beautiful portraits that have been made on the subjects of drug addiction, depression, loneliness, rejection, and Instability.
This is an adaptation of the French novel “Das Irrlicht” by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. Even though this carries a dark theme the film is moving and poetic at the same time.
The director keeps a fair distance to capture the emotions without ever trying to emphasize them and those emotions are conveyed through the actors and their conversations, mostly dialogues.
The hesitation between life and death is there, suspended to the few emotional ties that Anders, the man protagonist tries to reconnect.
Anders is also beautifully played by the Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie, who had been given the lead role in Trier’s first movie too.
In short, a very important film, which at the same time will be responsible for giving it its true value and in a way this reminds me of Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry.
This can be specially recommended for the people who wonder how others lead their lives as well as a differentiated view of the world itself, its deficits, wrong ways, but also opportunities.