Joachim Trier’s ‘Louder Than Bombs’ part of the main competition of Cannes

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Joachim Trier’s latest film, Louder Than Bombs, will have its debut and compete as part of the main competition in the Cannes Film Festival. Trier will be the first Norwegian since the seventies to compete in the main competition.

“Having worked on this film for several years, it is the incredible fun for us to present it in Cannes,” tells Trier. “Although Louder Than Bombs started in Oslo as a stack of paper with ideas Eskil Vogt and I sat and pondered, we have always wanted to create an international film – Cannes is the perfect place for this film to face the world,” he continued.  – NFI

This announcement comes as a huge congrats to Norway and underlines that there has been an internationalization of Norwegian film. Being taken out in competition with the ultimate in film art is in itself one of the largest representations one can get as a filmmaker.

Joachim Trier’s previous films are Reprise and Oslo, 31 August.

More info will come throughout the day as films are announced. 

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.