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Out Stealing Horses

Ut og stjæle hester
Director: Hans Petter Moland
NO, SE, DK 2019122' no

November 1999. Following the death of his wife, 67-year-old Trond has found solitude in a rural landscape and looks forward to spending the New Year's Eve alone. As winter arrives, he discovers he has a neighbor, a man Trond knew back in 1948, the summer he turned 15 and Trond's father prepared him to carry the burden of his forthcoming betrayal and disappearance. 

This story is about the choices that other people make that affect one’s life. The film is based on the critically acclaimed international bestseller written by Per Petterson, and it has been selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best International Feature Film category at the Academy Awards. The Silver Bear at Berlinale for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (cinematography).

Curator's point of view: The Silver Bear of Berlinale for the Best Cinematography. Colours, textures, details and underwater shots turn the adaptation of the powerful novel into a visual treat.