UTØYA - JULY 22
Dir. Erik Poppe | Cert TBC | 1h 32min | Norway
Released 26 October by Modern Films
On July 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we follow Kaja (18) as she tries to survive – minute by minute.
“A gut-wrenching ordeal ... a brutal single-take drama from the victims’ perspective...like a YA post-apocalyptic dystopia, with Kaja a real-life Katniss Everdeen ... an absorbing and moving tribute to the courage of the young victims of Utøya.”
★★★★ The Guardian