premiere Be2Can 2018
U – July 22
On 22 July 2011 at 3:30 pm, several bombs explode in the centre of Oslo. About two hours later, on the island of Utøya, the attack is being discussed by groups of young people, who have got together at the Workers’ Youth League’s summer camp. When the first gunshots are fired, no one anticipates that the 650 children and teenagers have been chosen as the terrorist’s next target. Erik Poppe’s compelling and earnest film depicts the massacre through the eyes of the victims. In a single unbroken take, it seeks to recreate the mass murder. The camera closely follows the desperate flight of the teen girl Kaja, whose fate is interspersed with snippets of the real stories of some of those who lived through the 72-minute terror spree on Utøya.