First-ever Oslo Pix has its opening film

The first-ever Oslo Pix festival will kick off next month, with From the Balcony set to open the festivities.

Directed by Ole GiæverFrom the Balcony takes you on a journey through one year in the life of Ole and his family, living in Brochmannsgate 12A, Oslo, Norway, Europe, Earth, Universe.

From the Balcony had its world premiere at the Berlinale Panorama, and will be released in Norwegian cinemas on the 30th of June this year.

Oslo Pix will be an audience festival with the aim of promoting movies that would otherwise not be shown, as well as having a selection of titled that will eventually screen in cinemas. While having a similar name to the Danish CPH:PIX, the two are not related.

Oslo Pix runs from the 8th to the 13th of June, and around sixty films are expected to screen. The full programme will be released on the 24th of May. So far, they have also announced that Søren Malling’s latest film, The Man, will also screen as well as the new Swedish film, Måste Gitt. You can see a preview of the sections here. 

Watch this space!

You can read our review of From the Balcony here. 


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.