This years Oslo Pix program is made out of films that will excite and provoke, enrich and delight. Here you'll find action, laughter, love, in-depth documentaries and films that challenge boundaries. The 4th edition of the festival takes place in a time when the pandemic is still marking Oslo's culture scene, and as a result, this year's festival will be digital. Our digital platform boasts 40 films – the best Norwegian and Nordic films from the past year, as well as highlights from the European and North American film scene. We welcome you to a somewhat different festival experience, and hope that you will take a much-needed break from the home office to watch a film, or many, in the cinema or in your living room.
Riders of Justice
Denmark 2020, Anders Thomas Jensen, 1h 56m
Run Uje Run
Sweden 2020, Henrik Schyffert, 1h 18m
Oslo Grand Pix
Welcome aboard the festival's flagship! Sharp, challenging, beautiful and captivating films compete for the Oslo Grand Pix Prize in three competition programs: International, Nordic Fiction and Nordic Documentary. This is a good place to start when you plan your festival schedule.
Oslo Grand Pix: Nordic Fiction
Norway 2021, Guro Bruusgaard, 1h 23m
Norway 2021, Itonje Søimer Guttormsen, 1h 58m
Any Day Now
Finland 2020, Hamy Ramezan, 1h 22m
Persona Non Grata
Denmark 2021, Lisa Jespersen, 1h 31m
Oslo Grand Pix: Nordic documentary
Denmark 2021, Phie Ambo, 1h 38m
Norway 2021, Emil Trier, 1h 37m
Norway 2021, Kenneth Elvebakk, 1h 30m
Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway 2021, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 1h 29m
Grand Pix: International
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Bosnia-Hercegovina 2020, Jasmila Žbanić, 1h 41m
Portugal 2019, Pedro Costa, 2h 4m
United Kingdom, USA 2020, Bassam Tariq, 1h 30m
USA 2020, Frederick Wiseman, 4h 35m
In this section, we pair documentaries with debate. The topics of this year's digital panel discussions range from Denmark's ambitious climate policy, online grooming and the decay of capitalism to local food and sustainability and the yellow vest demonstrations in France. The Pix Politics section is supported by the Fritt Ord Foundation.
Germany 2020, Carmen Losmann, 1h 29m
The Monopoly of Violence
France 2020, David Dufresne, 1h 26m
Pix on Art
Oslo Pix' section for film on other art forms. Get to know writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams and the female pioneers of electronic music, experience composer Max Richter's fascination with sleep, or the entertaining story of a controversial artwork in rural Norway.
Max Richter’s Sleep
England 2019, Natalie Johns, 1h 39m
Sisters with Transistors
England 2020, Lisa Rovner, 1h 30m
This section comprises seven hard-hitting films that somehow reflect the current state. Here's a look at ongoing #metoo struggles in the American music industry, life as a fitness influencer in Poland, the prison system and drug abuse in the United States, or the highly polarized political climate in Germany.
And Tomorrow the Entire World
Germany, France 2020, Julia von Heinz, 1h 51m
Canada, USA 2020, Charles Officer, 1h 30m
In this wide array of films, we get to know characters who are all undergoing a transformation – through the pursuit of a biological parent, dreams of a better life, the transition from child to adult, or disruptive experiences in mid-life.
France, Belgium 2020, Charlène Favier, 1h 32m
Code Name: Nagasaki
Norway 2021, Fredrik S. Hana, 1h 10m
Enjoy these two films together with the family. The animated film Calamity is an epic and colourful 19th-century coming-of-age story from America, available on our digital platform. The beautiful documentary film Kids Cup lets you into the world's largest football tournament, Norway Cup. It will be available if the cinemas in Oslo open.
Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary
France, Denmark 2020, Rémi Chayé, 1h 51m
Norway 2021, Line Hatland, 1h 25m
Portrait: Anders Thomas Jensen
Anders Thomas Jensen is the director behind this year's opening film Riders of Justice. Get to know Jensen through his first two films Flickering Lights and The Green Butchers on our digital platform.
Denmark, Sweden 2000, Anders Thomas Jensen, 1h 49m
The Green Butchers
Denmark 2003, Anders Thomas Jensen, 1h 35m
Tired of the couch? These films will be possible to watch in cinemas during the festival! These films will bnot be digitally available on our screening platform – except the films Villagers and Vagabonds and Hello World, which will have a limited digital screening window.
The World to Come
USA 2020, Mona Fastvold, 1h 45m
USA 2020, Miranda July, 1h 44m
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
USA 2020, Eliza Hittman, 1h 41m
The Truffle Hunters
USA, Hellas, Italy 2020, Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw, 1h 26m