Erik Poppe’s film about the 2011 Norwegian terrorist attacks has pre-sales at the EFM

The first film about the 2011 Norwegian terrorist attacks, U-July 22, has been pre-sold to major territories by the Danish sales agency TrustNordisk, the Nordisk Film og TV Fond reports.

The film, which is directed by Erik Poppe, is a reconstruction of the terrorist attack that took place in and around Oslo on the 22nd of July 2011. The film is a minute-by-minute retelling of what happed on the island of Utøya, where a Norwegian terrorist killed 69 youths who were attending a camp organised by the Norwegian Labour Party. The aim of the film is to depict the events from the victims point of view, and Poppe did speak to the survivors when writing the film.

The film has been sold to Latin America (California Filmes/Global Media Distribution), China (HGC Entertainment), Korea (Cinema de Manon), Czech Republic & Slovakia (Film Europe), Hungary (Vertigo Media) and Portugal (Alambique).

U: July 22 will be released in Norway on the 9th of March 2018.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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