Joachim Trier Biography
Joachim Trier (born 1 March 1974) is a Norwegian film director raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. His father Jacob Trier was the sound technician of The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, a notable film produced in Norway in 1975.
As a teenager, he was a top skateboarder who began shooting and producing his own skateboarding videos. His passion for film making furthered in his early twenties and this ultimately led to his studies at the European Film College in Ebeltoft from 1995 to 1996 and at the UK’s National Film & Television School. His films focus primarily on memory and identity, which he regards as essential themes for cinema, and has expressed that future projects would pertain mainly to his personal interests.
Reprise Joachim Trier
Reprise is a Norwegian film directed by Joachim Trier and co-written, over the course of five years, by Trier and Eskil Vogt. It is Trier’s first feature-length film, and was the Norwegian candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006.
Two 23-year-olds, Erik and Phillip, dream of becoming successful writers. They idolize the reclusive writer Sten Egil Dahl (a character modelled on Tor Ulven). When they both try to get a manuscript published, Erik’s is rejected. Phillip’s, on the other hand, is accepted and he becomes a star of the Norwegian literary scene overnight.
Phillip meets Kari, with whom he falls in love after inviting her on a trip to Paris. Six months later, Erik and his friends pick up Phillip at a psychiatric hospital to bring him home after a long treatment for his psychosis that was triggered by his obsessive love for Kari. Erik still hasn’t given up his dream, but Phillip isn’t able to write anymore, although his friend encourages him to make a new effort.
Instead Phillip tries to get his ruined relationship with Kari to start over again from the beginning by asking her to return with him to Paris in a futile attempt to replicate their first trip. But once Philip realizes he doesn’t love Kari anymore, they go their separate ways.
Meanwhile, Erik’s revised manuscript gets published, but is met with poor reviews, and his girlfriend dumps him for neglecting her. The same day, Philip asks Erik to read his new writing and give feedback. Erik is honest and tells Philip it isn’t his best work, needs improvements, but has potential, and he’s glad Philip has started writing again.
Philip lacks confidence in his writing, saying it’s just recycled Dahl and Ulven, and is upset with Erik because he believes Erik is just trying to avoid hurting his feelings with nice comments. After Philip also calls Erik’s novel recycled Dahl, Erik angrily leaves. Disgruntled by these events, Erik expresses his anger by kicking some parked vehicles and gets knocked out by one of their owners. He then goes to a park, only to be knocked out again by Sten Egil Dahl’s dog.
Erik wakes up in Dahl’s home, and Dahl provides Erik with constructive feedback on his writing, including insights on how to write more authentically. This renews Erik’s self-confidence, while prompting him to realize he must get out of Oslo to become a successful writer.
Meanwhile, Philip, regretting his mistakes with Kari, goes to her workplace and tells her that he loves her and their love was always meant to be. But when Kari responds that she can take no more, he collapses on the floor. Erik goes to visit Philip at the hospital, but decides against meeting with him.
Erik moves to Paris without saying any goodbyes and imagines a succession of future events: he writes a second novel, which is a huge success back in Norway; after a year of living abroad, he decides to return home for a friend’s wedding and reunites with his friends, including Philip, who is together with Kari again;
Philip tells Erik he and Kari are happy and he likes his new book; Philip says he is most likely not going to write again, unless “the spirit will move him again”; Philip’s comments inspire Erik to continue work on his next novel; Erik flies back to Paris.
Oslo Joachim Trier
Oslo, August 31st (Norwegian: Oslo, 31. august) is a 2011 Norwegian drama film directed by Joachim Trier. It is loosely based on the novel Will O’ the Wisp by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It won the Best Film and Best
Cinematography awards at the 2011 Stockholm International Film Festival, where jury president Whit Stillman called the film “a perfectly painted portrait of a generation”. It received widespread critical acclaim, and was one of three films on the Norwegian shortlist for submissions to the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On his first opportunity to take an overnight trip from the rehab centre he meets an old girlfriend and then attempts suicide by filling his pockets and walking into a river. Unable to go through with it he returns back to the rehab centre where he does not mention his suicide attempt in group therapy.
On 30 August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre. He goes to visit his friend Thomas and his wife Rebecca and their two children. While there he admits that after meeting his old girlfriend Malin he felt nothing which Thomas tries to play off. Anders slowly reveals to him that he is having suicidal thoughts.
At 34 years of age, he feels he is too old to start over and is unenthused about the interview as an editorial assistant that he is applying for. He sees Thomas as being happy, but Thomas talks about his own difficulties in life including being too tired to maintain passion with his wife, having limited time to focus on his career, and the lack of true friendships as he gets older. The two part on good terms and Thomas begs Anders not to do anything terrible but not before inviting him to a party held by their mutual friend Mirjam.
Anders goes to his job interview, but beforehand calls the girlfriend he was dating while he was on drugs, Iselin, and getting her voicemail, begs her to call him back.
At the job interview when he is asked about the gaps in his resume, Anders admits to being a former drug addict causing the interviewer to grow uncomfortable. Anders abruptly ends the interview taking his application with him and throwing it out.
Following his interview, Anders has plans to meet with his sister, Nina, but is surprised and angry when Nina’s girlfriend Tove shows up instead, eventually admitting that Nina does not want to see him and finds it difficult he is being let out of rehab. Tove is supposed to go with Anders to the family home, which is being sold to pay for his rehab, but Anders refuses to let her accompany him and takes the keys and leaves alone instead.
Anders goes to Mirjam’s party hoping to meet Thomas. Instead he runs into old friends unaware of his recent sobriety, and quickly breaks it by drinking at the party. The party is Mirjam’s birthday and they eventually have a conversation about how difficult Mirjam finds ageing as all her female friends have children and her male friends are dating increasingly younger women.
To comfort her Anders gives her a lingering kiss, which makes things awkward between them. Anders retreats to a room alone and again calls Iselin leaving a message on her voicemail wondering if she still loves him and hinting that he would like to get back together with her. He then rifles through the coats and purses of the party-goers, stealing money and abruptly leaving when he is caught by Mirjam.
Anders heads to his old drug dealer’s place where he buys a gram of heroin. He then meets up at a bar with a friend of his and two pretty young women who are still in school. At the bar Anders sees a man staring at him who he realizes is a man who Iselin cheated on him with. Before leaving Anders tells him he forgives him, but the man is instead angry at him, telling him that the way he treated Iselin while they were dating was cruel.
Anders and the group party well into the morning, getting drunk, making out and eventually going to a local pool which they realize is about to be shut down as it is the last day of August. The others go swimming while Anders refuses to join them.
Anders finally goes to his family home where everything is in disarray, about to be packed up. He finally calls Iselin one last time and apologizes for bothering her, telling her that he didn’t mean anything he had previously said. He retreats to his childhood bedroom where he shoots up.
Back Home Joachim Trier
Presented under the title Louder Than Bombs (“Stronger than the bombs”) at the Cannes Film Festival , the film is released in France on December 9 , 2015under the title Back Home on the decision of distributor Memento Films following the attacks of November 13, 2015 in France to “find a less ambiguous title, avoiding any misunderstanding on the very content of the film. The film by Joachim Trier is a nostalgic film about the family, it is neither a war movie, nor a militant film against a backdrop of terrorist attacks, as its original title might suggest. ”
While preparing an exhibition dedicated to the famous photographer Isabelle Reed three years after his accidental death, her husband and two sons are brought to meet in the family home and discuss together the ghosts of the past.
The story of a family drama that proposes the different points of view of the members of the same family facing the events that overwhelm them.
Procter Joachim Trier
Procter is a 2002 British-Norwegian short film directed by Joachim Trier, starring John Joyce and Michael Hucks. It tells the story of a man who finds a video tape depicting a mysterious suicide and tries to figure out what happened.
Charles Procter shaves and goes to work. He spills coffe in his lap and goes home to change clothes. In the garage, he finds a car on fire with a dead man inside. Nearby is a video camera on a tripod, which Procter takes and brings home. The video depicts a man who goes through his morning routine, briefly meets a girl with a dog, pours petrol on the car and himself, steps into the car and lights himself on fire.
Procter rewatches the video several times. The police turns up and asks about the incident. The dead man had lived a few floors above him. His name was Paul Ferguson. Procter does not mention the video to the police.
Procter goes to the park where the girl from the video had been seen. He eventually sees the girl walk by and figures out where she lives. He rings on the door and claims to be from the police. The girl did not know the man. She has the dog, which the man had asked her to look after, without returning.
Procter keeps watching the video. He leaves his home. The video is frozen toward the end where Procter is seen looking into the camera.
Joachim Trier Movies/Films/Filmography
- Reprise (2006)
- Oslo, August 31st (2011)
- Louder Than Bombs (2015)
- Thelma (2017)
- Still (2001)
- Procter (2002)
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