Norwegian Film Festival (Week 2)
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
8:00 PM–9:45 PM
In conjunction with the exhibition Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway
, the Clark and Images Cinema partner to present a four-week virtual series of recent Norwegian films: Astrup: Catching the Flame
(August 4–10), Hope
(August 11–17), What Will People Say
(August 18–24), and The Men’s Room
(August 25 –31).
Written and directed by Maria Sødahl—who based the film on her own experiences—Hope (Håp)
(2019) is a moving, believable drama about adults for adults. It tells the story of Anja and Tomas, longtime romantic partners who have a large, blended family of children and stepchildren. Just as a Christmas weekend is about to start, Anja receives a terminal medical diagnosis. Without sentimentality, the film explores how the couple is forced to recalibrate their relationship in ways that only a profound crisis can inspire, as their love story moves into unchartered territory. Stars Stellan Skarsgård and Andrea Bræin Hovig. (Run time: 2 hours, 10 minutes)
This virtual film series is presented in conjunction with Images Cinema Online and can be viewed through their platform at https://watch.eventive.org/imagesvirtual
This film is in Norwegian with English subtitles.
This film series is presented through the generous support of the Asbjorn Lunde Foundation, Inc. and the Norwegian Consulate General, New York.