22 July


Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 6, 2018 7:00 PM
Sequoia 2 Tue, Oct 9, 2018 8:45 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:137 min.
Director:Paul Greengrass
Producer:Eli Bush
Gregory Goodman
Paul Greengrass
Scott Rudin
Screenwriter:Paul Greengrass
Cinematographer:Pål Ulvik Rokseth
Editor:William Goldenberg
Cast:Anders Danielsen Lie
Jonas Strand Gravli
Jon Øigarden
Isak Bakli Aglen
Print Source:Netflix
Note Writer:Sterling Hedgpeth


Recreating the sweep of history is familiar territory for Oscar®-nominated director Paul Greengrass, who previously made the riveting United 93 and Bloody Sunday (MVFF 2002). This time he applies his visceral immediacy to the aftermath of an attack—that of July 22, 2011, when a right-wing terrorist killed 77 Norwegians, bombing a government building in Oslo before going on a horrific murder spree at a summer youth camp. Democracy steels its resolve to follow the rule of law while reeling from the terrible loss in this drama told in the director’s signature style of naturalistic intimacy. Greengrass follows a recovering youth’s therapy and PTSD, a prime minister urging transparency, and the defense attorney committed to his client’s rights (but not his cause), meticulously entwining these threads to a powerful climax in a story about a nation dedicated to progress in the face of fear and hope in the shadow of hate.

Additional Information

Paul Greengrass was born in Surrey, England. His film Bloody Sunday won the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlinale. His other films include The Bourne Supremacy, United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum, Green Zone, Captain Phillips, and Jason Bourne. 22 July is his most recent film.