Joachim Trier discusses his new film Louder Than Bombs: how he experimented with film form to show us the subjectivity of memory, the importance of two-shots and closeups in the film, and how he used physical spaces to convey emotional meaning.
From April 18 to 22, Seventh Row will be celebrating the release of Louder Than Bombs with a new feature on the film each day. This is the first of five features. Read part 2 of the interview here. Read our review of the film here. Read our interview with cinematographer Jakob Ihre here. Read our essay on exile in Oslo, August 31st and Louder Than Bombs here.
Ever since the world premiere of Louder Than Bombs at the Cannes Film Festival in May, I’ve been enthusing over Joachim Trier’s complex family drama. This dense film plays with form in exciting new ways, and it takes multiple viewings to really appreciate just how smart and innovative it is.