Go, See, Talk! Review: Oslo, August 31st, 2012, dir. Joachim Trier

I am not familiar with Joachim Trier or his 2006 debut feature, Reprise, but his sophomore effort– the ominously titled Oslo, August 31st— is so striking, so accurate, so heartfelt, and so wrenching that it has immediately put him on my radar as a director to watch. Through the film, Trier yields a portrait of recovering addict Anders and his dangerous journey into the titular city to attend a job interview as part of his rehab program; we might not appreciate just how much Anders risks simply by wandering through his old Oslo haunts, but every encounter with an acquaintance tests his resolve and emotional strength. The story that unfolds as Anders revisits his guilt and shame hits hard, but I don’t want to go into too much detail here– that’ll ruin the fun of my full review. Peruse it here.


6 thoughts on “Go, See, Talk! Review: Oslo, August 31st, 2012, dir. Joachim Trier

  1. Pingback: Movie Review: Oslo, August 31st @ Go, See, Talk! (via A Constant Visual Feast « The Cinematic Consensus Group

    • It’s one of the highest-rated movies of the year, if you check sites like Rotten Tomatoes (and take them into serious consideration). Really, really good, and well worth seeing if you get the chance.

  2. Hey!

    Nick from http://www.cinekatz.com here. Doing some scout work for the LAMB. We’re wanting to make an email newsletter for community features as well as a list we’re making similar to Sight & Sound’s best movies of all time list. Just need an email! Email me at npowe131 at gmail.com

  3. Pingback: Review: Louder Than Bombs, 2016, dir. Joachim Trier | A Constant Visual Feast

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