Norsk Komedie Double Bill
Mon 17 Nov 2014
£6.50 (£5.50), or both for £9*
To book call 01392 667080 (must be booked at least 2 days before event, subject to availability. For terms and conditions, click here).
Norway produces some of the greatest visual storytellers. This evening will offer an insight in to Norways ability to develop convincing and unforgettable characters, uniquely hilarious scenarios and unexpected outcomes.
Norway, 2001, 89 mins. Dir Petter Næss
This Oscar-nominated Norwegian comedy tells the story of two men and their release from a state home.
Until the death of his mother, Elling rarely left the apartment where they lived; Kjell has lived in institutions most of his life and is obsessed with sex, as any virgin in his 30s might be. Thanks to a new social program, the two roommates are given an apartment in Oslo and set the task to manage independent living.
At first simply answering the phone or buying groceries is a struggle, but as they taste freedom, their lives become filled with intrigue and adventure.
Elling is engaging, moving and funny and with superb acting is genuinely awkward and uncomfortable at times. Elling and Kjells difficulties in the world are treated with respect and realism, which makes their progress bracing and their success delightful. A must see.
Norway /Sweden, 2014, 95 mins. Dir Bent Hamer
A collective of scientific investigators descend on a small Norwegian community to study the activity of single males within the kitchen. Strictly ordered to remain seated on their strategically placed viewing platform the researchers are forbidden to engage with their subjects, only to observe them. However for one researcher all rules go down the kitchen plug hole as a an unlikely but profound friendship begins to grow between himself and his cantankerous subject.