Magazine article Screen International

Haugesund: 'Louder Than Bombs', 'The Wave' Top Amanda Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Haugesund: 'Louder Than Bombs', 'The Wave' Top Amanda Awards

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Joachim Trier's Louder than Bombs [pictured] starring Jesse Eisenberg and Gabriel Byrne won four Amanda awards at the 44th Norwegian Film Festival (Aug 20-16), including Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

In 2015, the film was the first Norwegian feature to play in competition at Cannes for 36 years.

Marking the first English language film made by Trier, Louder Than Bombs follows a father and his two sons who are made to come to terms with the death of their mother, a notable war photographer.

Roar Uthaug's The Wave took the night's top prize, Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release. Submitted by Norway to last year's Academy Awards for the best foreign-language category, it depicts the 1934 Tafjord Tsunami which resulted in the death of 40 people.

Rune Denstad Langlo's Welcome To Norway took two awards for Best Actor (Anders Baasmo Christiansen) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Olivier Mukuta).

THE 2016 AMANDA AWARD WINNERS:

Best Children's Film:

Two Buddies and a Badger

Produced by Eric Vogel for Tordenfilm, directed by Rasmus Sivertsen and Rune Spaans.

Best Documentary

Dugma - the Button

Directed by Paul Refsdal

Best Cinematography

Jakob Ihre

Louder Than Bombs

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Olivier Mukuta

Welcome to Norway

Best Screenplay

Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier

Louder Than Bombs

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bock

Revenge

Best Actor

Anders Baasmo Christiansen

Welcome to Norway

Best Actress

Liv BernoftOsa

Pyromaniac

The People's Amanda

El Clásico

Directed by Halkawt Mustafa

Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release

The Wave

Produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Fantefilm Fiksjon, directed by Roar Uthaug. …

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