UTOYA - JULY 22 (Cert TBC)
Utøya 22. juli (original title)
Utøya — July 22 recounts the murderous attack on a youth summer camp on Utøya island in 2011 by far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik from the perspective of 18-year-old Kaja. Filmed on Utøya island in a single take, director Erik Poppe's camera ceaselessly follows Kaja, starting with her and her friends' shock at the news of the initial bombing in nearby Oslo and their seeking reassurance that their relatives are safe. But their sense of their own isolated security is shattered as shots ring out. As the threat grows closer, minute by minute, Kaja tries desperately to survive, hiding from Breivik and marshalling and bringing some small comfort to younger children, even as she searches for her own missing sister.
Utøya — July 22 isn't easy viewing, but it's a lucid, critical reminder of the tremendous cost of mass tragedy and a powerful memorial to its young survivors, who refused to let Breivik kill their ideals.
Thu 22 Nov (1 day only) 7.45pm
Norway (Norwegian dialogue with English subtitles), 2018, 92 mins