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Utoya - July 22



Original title:
Utoya 22. juli
Slovenian title:
Utoya - 22. julija

Country, year:
Norway, 2018

Directed by:
Erik Poppe

Siv Rajendram Eliassen, Anna Bache-Wiig
Martin Otterbeck
Wolfgang Plagge
Voting code:
Andrea Berntzen (Kaja), Aleksander Holmen (Magnus), Brede Fristad (Petter), Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne (Emilie), Solveig Koloen Birkeland (ranjeno dekle), Sorosh Sadat (Issa), Ada Eide (Caroline)
Berlinale 2018

Wed, 7.11.2018 18:00 Maribox
Sat, 10.11.2018 20:00 Kino Metropol Celje
Sun, 11.11.2018 16:30 Kino Šiška Cinema
Tue, 13.11.2018 19:30 Linhart Hall
Fri, 16.11.2018 19:30 Kino Komuna

Deli povezavo
A single-take reconstruction of the infamous massacre of sixty-nine junior members of the Norwegian social-democratic Labour Party, U - July 22 is a supreme example of radical cinema, featuring astoundingly acute on-screen naturalism and documentary drama.

On 22 July 2011, five hundred young people are attending a summer camp on the island of Utoya. The camera follows 19-year-old Kaja who is spending a few days of the holiday there with her younger sister Emilie. But the carefree camping suddenly turns into a cold-blooded massacre. Unsuspecting children and teens are attacked by a heavily armed right-wing extremist who, shortly beforehand, has exploded a car bomb killing eight people in the centre of Oslo.

"Back home, there have been a lot of discussions on various aspects of 22 July 2011, technical matters like the reconstruction of the government building in Oslo that was destroyed, where to have a memorial to the victims, and the perpetrator of the massacre has taken many opportunities to get media attention, by complaining about his life in prison, etc. This has taken the focus away from what really happened that day. We need to get the ownership of these events back to the victims. Therefore, I wanted to tell the story from the point of view of the youngsters who survived, and their relatives." (Erik Poppe)
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