U-July 22 – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

U-July 22
Norway | 2018 | 90’ | DCP | Colour | Norwegian | Group: B

Director: Erik Poppe

An introduction of the film will be given by film delegation before the film screening

2018/12/09 21:30 Cinematheque‧Passion


On July 22, 2011, more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day, he had bombed a government building in Oslo before making his way to the island. This film starts when the youngsters, shocked by news of the bombing, are reassuring their relatives that they are far away from the incident. We get to know 18 year-old Kaja, her younger sister and her friends. Then shots are heard. In the following 72 minutes, Kaja tries to survive and keep those around her safe.


Erik Poppe

Norway’s Erik Poppe started his career as a news photographer and later cinematographer with credits including Bent Hamer’s Eggs (1995). He moved into directing of commercials and in 1998 made his first feature Bunch Of Five which was the start of an Oslo trilogy that was completed by Hawaii, Oslo (2004) and Troubled Water (2008). In 2013, he directed his first English language feature A Thousand Times Good Night starring Juliette Binoche and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and his latest films are The King’s Choice (2016) which was the Norwegian submission for the Academy Awards, and U-July 22 (2018) which played in competition at the Berlinale.


Director Erik Poppe

Cast Andrea Berntzen, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne, Jenny Svennevig, Aleksander Holmen, Ingeborg Enes

Scriptwriter Siv Rajendram Eliassen, Anna Bache-Wiig

Cinematographer Martin Otterbeck

Editor Einar Egeland

Production Designer Harald Egede-Nissen


Costumes Rikke Simonsen

Producers Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae

Production Paradox Film 7 AS


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