Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present Violent as part of the 2016-17 CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA series. This special addition to our regular programming offers an intimate opportunity in a historic venue to celebrate local filmmakers' global achievements in contemporary cinema.
Violent (2014), the audacious, award-winning Norwegian-language Canadian film created by Vancouver-based production company Amazing Factory, produced in conjunction with Calgary's own boutique film company MEDIA DARLING, will finally screen in Calgary, on Thursday, October 13.
Trailer link: HERE
The debut feature from director Andrew Huculiak, drummer for innovative Vancouver pop group We Are The City, Violent was shortlisted for competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and screened there in the Perspective Canada industry sidebar. Violent was also one of a small number considered to be Canada's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2016 Academy Awards.
Driven by the stunning visuals of the Norwegian landscape and a powerful original score, Violent centres on a young woman named Dagny, in the midst of a catastrophic event, as she vividly recalls memories of the five people who loved her the most.
Violent was made on a tiny budget, entirely funded by the tight knit film team, who shot in Norway with a skeleton crew. Wanting to challenge themselves in the creation of their first film, the team elected to leave the comfort zone of their home country, to create and capture the energy they hoped would be generated from experiencing a new environment for the first time. To further challenge themselves, the film was shot entirely in Norwegian language, with Norwegian actors, in order to focus on storytelling through captured moments and emotions, elements that would be real and relatable, no matter the audience.
This enormous creative risk paid off. After sold out screenings at some of the largest festivals in Europe, the feature length drama made its Canadian premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival, winning prizes including Best Canadian Film. Violent has gone on to garner prizes from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, several major accolades in France, and swept British Columbia's film awards, the Leos, with 8 wins. The Hollywood Reporter hailed the film as "hurling a brick for Canadian newcomers."
Join us in celebrating this groundbreaking film and its Calgary connection, with industry and public alike. Executive producer Amy Darling and coproducer Nicole Irene Dyck will be in attendance; additional special guests to be announced as confirmed.
There will be a red carpet from 6:00PM - 6:45PM and a post-screening party at the Knox.
We look forward to seeing you there! With more news about our 10th Anniversary Season being released every week, stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our Member Newsletter. We'd love to hear from you.
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Link to parking map: http://www.knoxunited.ab.ca/about-knox/where-to-park/. For more info: https://www.calgaryparking.com/web/guest/findparking/lotlocations.
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The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
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