GFF Review: Louder Than Bombs (Joachim Trier, 2015)

Louder Than Bombs may be the first foray into (fully) English-language features for Norwegian director Joachim Trier and his regular screenwriting partner Eskil Vogt, but it absolutely feels like a logical progression of their impressive prior collaboration, the sombre Oslo, August 31st. As a more expansive feature (narrative-wise) than the 2011 film, which centered on one day in the life of a recovering drug addict, Louder Than Bombs nonetheless maintains the same sense of intimacy, stylistic unobtrusiveness and proclivity for gradual exposition via subtle visual cues and loaded conversations, as well as a carefully balanced moody register that never veers into misery porn despite the grim themes on offer…

Full review published at Vague Visages

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