One of the Cannes premieres getting the distinction of heading to Toronto International Film Festival is Joachim Trier‘s Louder Than Bombs. His follow-up to Oslo, August 31st, which earned a spot amongst our favorites of the decade thus far, features the ensemble of Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid, Rachel Brosnahan, David Strathairn, and Amy Ryan.
Following a family’s reunion after the death of their matriarch, a war photographer, the first brief trailer has now arrived. Far from amounting to the five-plus minutes of clips we got around its premiere, it’s still an effective tease for the drama. Set to hit theaters in Norway in early October, it won’t get a U.S. release until next spring from The Orchard.
We said in our review, “Re-uniting with Eskil Vogt, Trier has left Norway with Louder than Bombs, moving stateside and tackling subjects whose grief doesn’t need legitimization: the members of a family torn apart by the sudden death of the mother. Disappointingly, despite the more direct points of access, the film lacks the complex characterizations and trenchant observational faculties that so distinguished its predecessors.” Check out the teaser below.
An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.
Louder Than Bombs will be released next spring in the United States