Saturday, May 28, 2011

REPRISE (Joachim Trier, 2006)

Norwegian hipsters in their early 20s - even when they're manic-depressive writers who wear The Smiths T-shirts - are far less pretentious and arrogant than their American (and, for that matter, Australian) counterparts. Much more likable too, and infinitely more natural actors. I'll always be dreading the notion of first-time filmmakers exploring the lives of twentysomething writers/painters/photographers/performance artists. But this was a lovely surprise.


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