Oslo, August 31st

  • March 23, 2024 / 15:00
  • April 4, 2024 / 19:00

Director: Joachim Trier
Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin
Norway, Denmark, Sweden, 2011, 95', DCP, color
Norwegian, English with Turkish subtitles

Adapted from Pierre Drieu La Rochelle's novel Le Feu Follet, the film Oslo, August 31st follows its main character, Anders, as he leaves the rehabilitation center where he is being treated for drug addiction on a one-day pass to Oslo. This experience turns into a journey where Anders confronts his old friends and family and has the opportunity to re-evaluate his life. Oslo, August 31st highlights the urban texture of Oslo, showing how the city's streets intertwine with Anders' inner journey. As Anders visits to various places throughout the city during the day, including parks, cafes, streets, and its nightlife, the city serves as a refuge for him and a backdrop against which he confronts himself.

Transit

Transit

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Oslo, August 31st

Oslo, August 31st

Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs

Hasret: Sehnsucht

Hasret: Sehnsucht

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.