Following up his acclaimed 2006 début Reprise, Joachim Trier returns with a beautiful and uplifting film about drug addiction, depression and existential angst. Disaffected thirty-something Anders only has a few weeks left of rehab. We follow him over the course of a single day out in the real world to attend a job interview – confronting the people that watched him rip his life apart and dwelling on what the future may or may not hold. Adapted from Pierre Drieu La Rochelle’s 1931 French novel Le Feu Follet and selected for the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2011, Oslo, August 31st has been described as 'a perfectly painted portrait of a generation' by Whit Stilman of the Stockholm International Film Festival.


Joachim Trier

Norway 2011 95m