Utøya - July 22 (15)

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Utøya - July 22 (15)

Drama | Norwegian | 1h 35m

Directed by Erik Poppe

Starring Andrea Berntzen

Berlin International Film Festival competition

BFI London Film Festival

Synopsis:

On July 22 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we get to know Kaja (18) and her friends. The movie starts when the youngsters, shocked by the bombing in Oslo, are reassuring their relatives that they are far away from the incident. Suddenly, the safe atmosphere is shattered when shots are heard. We then follow Kaja as she tries to survive – minute by minute.

Reviews:

★★★★★ "Eerie and rather wonderful" - Time Out

★★★★★ "Fabulous weird" - The Financial Times

★★★★ "Singularly original" Empire

★★★★ “A stark portrait of a massacre” Financial Times

★★★★ “A moving portrayal of courage inspired by a real Norwegian tragedy” The List

★★★★ “The film leaves you bereft” Empire

★★★★ “Fearful and moving” RTE

★★★★ “Brace yourself”

★★★★ “Compelling” Total Film

★★★★ “a gut-wrenching ordeal“ The Guardian