Thursday 8th June at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ICA
Based on the duration of a single day, ‘Oslo, August 31st’ follows Anders, a recovering drug addict, through the city where he grew up. Intending to get his life back on track, Anders visits an old friend and goes to a job interview, recognising how the world has moved on without him. Focusing on his body, his experiences and health issues, the city is explored as small pockets of intimate spaces, forming a sensitive and final goodbye with a place and its people.
Filmmakers Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt will be in discussion with Dr Claire Thomson (Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian Cinema, UCL). Organised by Urban Lab Films as part of the Architecture Film Festival London, we re-cast the film as about – among many other things – architecture and our interactions with the built environment.