Here is this year's festival program
We can finally reveal the full program for Oslo Pix Film Festival
The full festival program is finally out. The fifth edition of Oslo Pix Film Festival takes place from August 29th to September 4th and offers over 90 films, in addition to a host of events, parties and guests.
Triangle of Sadness
Sweden, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Hellas 2022, Ruben Östlund, 2h 22m
This year's closing film: The Palme d'Or winner
The closing film of the festival is Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winner TRIANGLE OF SADNESS. The film will be screened for the first time in Oslo on September 3rd.
Östlund also received the Palme d'Or for THE SQUARE at the Cannes film festival in 2017, and thus entered the very exclusive group of filmmakers that have won the award twice.Modelling couple Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) have booked tickets to an extravagant cruise filled with wealthy people from across the world. The class divide between passengers and crew is enormous, but as we may expect from a film by Östlund tension builds forcing everyone out of their comfort zone.
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS is distributed in Norway by SF Norge and gets a theatrical release on October 14th.
Switzerland, France, Ukraine 2021, Elie Grappe, 1h 25m
In the Crossfire: Ukraine in focus
Oslo Pix Filmfestival will put Ukraine in focus with a dedicated side program. The program is supported by The Fritt Ord Foundation and The Bergesen Foundation, and the screening will be contextualized with introduction on the area and the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
The consequences of the war in Ukraine have so far been catastrophic and millions of people have been forced to flee. To understand the way forward, or at least understand why the atrocities escalated this year, we have to go back and examine the roots of the conflict. With the "In the Crossfire" section, the festival wishes to turn the focus to the period during and following the annexation of Crimea in 2014 to illuminate what preceded the Russian invasion on February 24th this year.
The fight for the right to decide over one's own body has not been won. This was clearly demonstrated when the American Supreme Court recently decided to overturn the "Roe v. Wade" decision from 1973, and thus put an end to almost 50 years of constitutionally protected right to abortion in the USA. It is estimated that at least 40 million women and girls of reproductive age now are in danger of losing access to safe and legal abortions.
We are proud to be able to screen Audrey Diwan's THE HAPPENING, which received the Golden Lion at last year's film festival in Venice. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Annie Ernaux, one of France's greatest contemporary authors.
THE HAPPENING portrays the young student Anne, who unexpectedly gets pregnant in 60s France, at a time when abortion is forbidden. Everything is suddenly at stake: close relationships, career plans and even her own mental health.
In addition to THE HAPPENING, we will screen NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS (Eliza Hittman, 2020). Each in their way, these two films show the importance of these rights.
THE HAPPENING is distributed in Norway by Another World Entertainment and gets a theatrical release on September 9th.
Outdoor screenings at Schous Plass
There is nothing like watching a film in the open air. From Tuesday to Friday during the festival, we welcome you to a host of outdoor screenings at Schous plass, fit for families, adults and small children. Pack your picnic basket and bring all your friends for magical movie moments in the middle of Grünerløkka – completely free!