From 1.March – 3.March there’s a Film Party going on in Oslo. Two of the cinemas will have a festival spirit during these three days. There’s a wide selection of movies and high quality of the movie program, combined with party!
The program consists of Norwegian and foreign pre-premieres. In addition, some of the movies are specially imported for this event and will not be shown other places. The price is reduced to 11 euros per ticket (one movie). Normally the price is between 12-13 euros per movie in Norwegian cinemas.
After last year’s successful Film Party, the manager said: “All expressed that the festival has strengthened Oslo’s position on the Nordic film map, both due to the selection and the visiting filmmakers, and especially as a launching platform for new local features. So after further evaluations of the concept and discussions with our partners, we will announce the plans for next year’s festival,” Støfring explained.”
And the movie that will open the entire festival is Victoria, a dramatizing of Knut Hamsun’s famous novel from 1898, Victoria, which is about the tragic and unhappy love affair between Victoria og Johannes. She’s a daughter of a rich estate owner, and he is the son of the poor miller. Despite the deep love between them, her father makes Victoria ditch Johannes, and instead attend to the chamber-mans son Otto. Johannes wants to become a maker of matchsticks. He’s also a writer, and very fond of the nature, but he can never get the girl he loves above all, the wealthy born Victoria. They meet for the first time at age 14, when she is 10. We follow them for years, where we see Johannes makes every possible attempt to impress her, and to climb in social rank, at which he doesn’t succeed. They meet up several times, declaring their love for each other, but Victoria is obliged to merry far richer Otto to ensure their parents needed future prosperity. In the end Victoria dies of tuberculosis, and leaves behind a letter explaining why she had to leave …