Film evening - Upperdog
Length: 100 min
Norwegian with English subtitles
As young children, the half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's West side, she to an average family on the East side.
In contrast to her younger brother, Yanne remembers their journey to Norway, but she has noe idea where he might be now. All this is about to change.
Upperdog is a vibrant relational dramacomedy with a wide thematic palette, where young people’s longing and search for themselves and for love, their vulnerability and conceit, is addressed with both liberating buoyancy and thoughtful gravity. With elegant narrative flair and direction, the team behind Upperdog has created a truly heartfelt film in this entertaining and moving story from contemporary Norway.
The film received rare reviews and has won several awards, including the Rouen Film Festival's jury's award and the Norwegian Film Critics award for best movie in 2009.
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