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Cannes: ‘Oslo, August 31st’ Director Joachim Trier Makes English-Language Debut, ‘Louder Than Bombs’

Cannes: 'Oslo, August 31st' Director Joachim Trier Makes English-Language Debut, 'Louder Than Bombs'

Acclaimed Norwegian director Joachim Trier (“Oslo August 31” and “Resprise”) began shooting his latest film, “Louder Than Bombs” in New York on September 4. Trier once again teams with Eskil Vogt, co-writing the script for his English language debut. The film is produced by Bona Fide Productions’ Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. UPDATE: “Louder than Bombs” will world premiere in competition at Cannes

The film’s vetted cast includes award-winning actors Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, and Isabelle Huppert, who recently wrapped a brief stage appearance in “The Maids” and appeared in Catherine Breillat’s “Abuse of Weakness.” Co-stars include Amy Ryan, David Strathairn, and newcomer Devin McKenzie Druid. (Here’s our interview with Huppert, who’s excited to work with Trier.) 

Here’s the synopsis: “Louder Than Bombs” centers around Gene (Byrne) and his two sons (Eisenberg and Druid), three years after the death of Gene’s wife (Huppert), an internationally celebrated photographer. As they return to the house all four lived in during the boys’ formative years, the three grapple with remarkably contrasting memories of this woman who influenced their lives so profoundly. In doing so, they must begin to negotiate how best to live together, and uncover the mystery that informed her life.

The film has already sold to international distributors, though stateside rights are still available. 

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