Cars 3

Pixar, the studio behind Finding Dory and Inside Out, takes us to a world of excitement both on and off the racetrack in Cars 3!

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

 

 

  • Program
  • Director
    Brian Fee
  • Producer
    Kevin Reher
  • Writers
    Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson, Mike Rich
  • Actors
    Owen Wilson, Christela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Armie Hammer
  • Playtime
    1 h. 49 min.
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    USA
  • Production
    Pixar Animation Studios
  • Sale
    The Walt Disney Company
  • Distributor
    The Walt Disney Company Nordic

Drawn to Trouble

Running away from the school’s bully, siblings Vilja and Theo have no choice but to seek shelter in the house of the strange drawing master Mr. Pencil.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Theodors magiske revansj
  • Director
    Jim Hansen
  • Producer
    Merete Korsberg
  • Writers
    Endre Lund Eriksen
  • Actors
    Trond Peter Munch, Sigurd Heine Krogh, Alina Wilhelmsen, Gabriel Hasani Holland-Nell
  • Playtime
    15 min
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Fabelfjord

God’s Own Country

Young Johnny is running his ailing father’s farm in Yorkshire, England. The communication between father and son reflects their adverse living and working conditions, the father’s utterances mostly being restricted to terse criticism of his son. Johnny’s grandmother plays her part stoically. A frustrated Johnny endures his strenuous daily routine. In a bid to escape the harsh daily grind, he has no-strings sex with men, or gets drunk at the local pub. In the spring, a farm hand is taken on for the season. Romanian Gheorghe is the same age as Johnny, who at first eyes him with suspicion. The initial tension between the two men soon gives way to an intense relationship. This opens up completely new prospects but also presents new challenges for Johnny.

In his feature-length debut, Francis Lee finds authentic images to depict farm life as one of privation. His film concentrates on the glances and gestures of his characters and their immediate physicality. The archaic landscape of ‘God’s own country’ as the locals call their county, perfectly reflects the turmoil going on inside the protagonists.

  • Program
  • Director
    Francis Lee
  • Producer
    Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling
  • Writers
    Francis Lee
  • Photo
    Joshua James Richards
  • Actors
    Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart
  • Playtime
    1 h. 44 min.
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Production
    Inflammable Films, Magic Bear Productions, Met Film Production, Shudder Films
  • Sale
    Protagonist Pictures
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment Norway

Good Time

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate – and dangerous – attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Good Time was one of the most critically acclaimed films of the main programme in Cannes this year. Robert Pattinson delivers a career-best performance as the unpredictable and arrogant Nick, and he is almost unrecognizable behind a thick Brooklyn accent and an admirable makeup job. The director brothers Ben and Joshua Safdie provide a vibrant night-time crime adventure similar to Victoria. It is an audiovisual experience in the right sense of the term, complete with engaging electronica compositions from Daniel Lopatin, who won the award for Best Composer in Cannes.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Good Time
  • Director
    Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie
  • Producer
    Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Terry Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis
  • Writers
    Ronald Bronstein & Joshua Safdie
  • Photo
    Sean Price Williams
  • Actors
    Robert Pattinson, Ben Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, Buddy Duress
  • Playtime
    1 h. 40 min.
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    USA
  • Production
    Elara Pictures, Rhea Films (II)
  • Sale
    Memento Films International
  • Distributor
    Europafilm

Knaster – Radio Edit

An essay-like portrayal of a group of disillusioned fifteen year olds who live in Stockholm during the winter 2015-2016. They make synthetic cannabis, eat pizza, go to school. Everything is just a click away.

  • Program
  • Director
    Neil Wigardt
  • Producer
    Neil Wigardt
  • Writers
    Neil Wigardt
  • Photo
    Neil Wigardt
  • Actors
    Willjam Lempling, Sharmarke Farhan Hussein, Denzel Miasangi
  • Playtime
    15 min.
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Production
    Academy Valand

Light My Fire

As puberty approaches, Sonja and Kine recognizes the differences between body and mind. Their experiences are various as they spend an evening home alone.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Tenn meg på
  • Director
    Rebecca Wirkola Kjellmann
  • Producer
    Christopher Stensli
  • Writers
    Rebecca Wirkola Kjellmann, Christopher Stensli
  • Photo
    Marius Kildalsen
  • Actors
    Loulou Oliva Rostad Lunder, Martine Norstrøm Hammerstad
  • Playtime
    13 min
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Ferdinand Film AS

Odd is An Egg

Odd is terrified of his head, until one day he falls in love with Gunn who is both fearless and fond of life. Odd’s life is turned upside down and he is freed from his worries in the most unexpected way.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Odd is an egg
  • Director
    Kristin Ulseth
  • Producer
    Luis Da Matta Almeida, Kristin Ulseth, Fredrik Fottland
  • Writers
    Maria Avramova, Kristin Ulseth
  • Actors
    Oskar Fjeldstad Bergheim, Lucy Smith Ulseth, Margrethe Røed, Anders Smith Ulseth
  • Playtime
    12 min
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Qvisten Animation AS/Maipo Film

St. Elliot

Elliot (6) has just lost his grandfather, and now his dog is sick too. Worried about the dog’s destiny he asks his grandmother what will happen to the dog if he dies. When Elliot finds out that dogs don’t go to heaven like humans do, and that his grandfather and his dog will never be united again, he sets out on a mission to bring them together.

  • Program
  • Original title
    St. Elliot
  • Director
    Tord Theodor Olsen
  • Producer
    Therese Korsvik Eliassen
  • Writers
    Tord Theodor Olsen
  • Photo
    Kevin Benum Kjeldsrud
  • Actors
    Matheo Anbakk, Ragna Schwenke, Svend Arvid Aspaas
  • Playtime
    10 min
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Deadline Media

The World’s Middlest Fish

A young girl happens to catch the most medium sized fish in the world and receives instant fame. But what happens when the fish gains weight?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Verdens mellomste fisk
  • Director
    Cathinka Tanberg
  • Producers
    Tonje Skar Reiersen, Lise Fearnley
  • Writers
    Per Schreiner
  • Actors
    Ane Dahl Torp, John Brungot, Ivar Nergaard, Silje Torp, Astrid Synnøve Lammetun
  • Playtime
    10 min
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Mikrofilm AS

Tom of Finland

From shunned to celebrated, this is the story of cult-artist Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings. After the trauma of serving in WWII, Tuoko finds no peace at home as he has to go to increasingly greater lengths to hide his homosexuality, even from his family. As the secret affairs and police crackdowns wear on him, he commits more deeply to his art, drawing inspiration from the uniforms that oppress him.

Tuoko gains confidence from the positive reactions he receives after sharing his explicit drawings of muscular men in sexually uninhibited situations with a select few. But it is only when an American publisher sees them and invites Tuoko over to the West Coast that his life really takes a turn. Finally being able to walk free and proud in Los Angeles, Tuoko dives head first into the sexual revolution, becoming an icon and a rallying point. Tuoko’s story is unique and unforgettable. Director Dome Karukoski brings him to life, creating a moving portrayal of the man behind the legendary images.

 

  • Program
  • Director
    Dome Karukoski
  • Producer
    Aleksi Bardy, Mila Haavisto, Annika Sucksdorff
  • Writers
    Aleksi Bardy
  • Photo
    Lasse Frank Johannessen
  • Actors
    Pekka Strang, Jessica Grabowsky, Lauri Tilkanen, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn
  • Playtime
    1 h. 55 min.
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany
  • Production
    Helsinki-filmi, Anagram Vast, Fridthjof Film, Neutrinos Productions
  • Sale
    Protagonist Pictures
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment Norway

Vita Fortuna

  • Program
  • Director
    Ilona Hiltunen
  • Producer
    Ilona Hiltunen
  • Writers
    Tuuli Hostikka
  • Photo
    Rosa Mukala
  • Actors
    Alina Tomnikov, Mimosa Willamo, Marko Loukaskorpi, Saga Sarkola, Ilona Chevakova, Susanna Saarinen, Sergei Vartiainen, Petteri Pennilä, Joonas Saine
  • Playtime
    21 min.
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Villilä Tuotannot

Wendy and the Refugee Neverland

An offbeat hypermarket assistant gives herself one more year to fulfill her dream of making it big with her indie rock band.

Wendy and the Refugee Neverland is the self-titled story of Krisu’s band and her all-in bid to fulfil her dreams even as they start to dwindle, in this unique take on contemporary life.

  • Program
  • Director
    Olli Ilpo Salonen
  • Producer
    Olli Ilpo Salonen
  • Writers
    Olli Ilpo Salonen, Minka Kuustonen, Juha Pulli, Joonas Kääriäinen
  • Photo
    Hannu Käki
  • Actors
    Minka Kuustonen, Joonas Kääriäinen, Juha Pulli, Jonas Saari, Antti Wiklund, Antti Heikkinen, Linda Wiklund, Joonas Snellman
  • Playtime
    1 h. 27 min.
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland
  • Sale
    Saara Toivanen