Scandinavian bestseller starring Stellan Skarsgård Out Stealing Horses to be exclusively screened at the Falcon Club Cinema Boutique
The famous Director Hans Petter Moland made a perfect film with Stellan Skarsgård in the leading role. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. The film cinematographer Rasmus Videbæk received a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution. In Minsk, the film Out Stealing Horses will be shown only in the Falcon Club Boutique Cinema from June 27 to July 10.
On the eve of the arrival of the new millennium, Trond Sander leaves Oslo for the village. The year is coming to an end, loneliness is irresistible. And only the ghosts of the past overtake Trond with increasing confidence. But one day, Sander meets an old acquaintance who makes him come back with memories to his youth. There, where the bright colors of summer and graceful wild horses were decorations for the first terrible experience of knowing someone's death. There, where joy is intertwined with betrayal and disappointment. Where personal tragedies and the happiest moments in life come from.
Hans Petter Moland, the Director of the drama Out Stealing Horses, is one of the most famous Norwegian directors. His films won awards at International Film Festivals in San Sebastian, Oslo and Karlovy Vary, and he twice won prizes at the Berlinale for his film A Somewhat Gentle Man and Out Stealing Horses. One of Moland's films, In Order of Disappearance (2014), was also presented in the non-competitive programme Art Blockbuster at the 21st Minsk International Film Festival Listapad.
Set among breathtaking landscapes of mountains and rivers between Norway and Sweden, the film tells the story with a gamut of emotions from love, loss and disappointment to traumas and guilt. The film is based on the novel by Per Petterson Out Stealing Horses, which also tells about the Nazi occupation of Norway. The book won the 2007 Dublin IMPAC Award, one of the richest literary prizes in the world, outcompeting the works of Salman Rushdie, the author of Midnight's Children, and the Nobel prize winner John Maxwell Coetzee.
Stellan Skarsgård, the European Film Award and the Berlinn Film Festival winner, played the lead role in Hans Moland's drama. Skarsgård is known to movie enthusiasts for his work with Lars von Trier (Nymphomaniac, Melancholia, Breaking the Waves), Terry Gilliam (The Man Who Killed Don Quixote) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Powder Keg). More recently, Skarsgård impressed viewers portraying Boris Shcherbina in the television miniseries Chernobyl. In the film Out Stealing Horses Skarsgård and Moland worked in collaboration for the fourth time.
"This is a thorough classic screen novel with carefully written characters, descriptions of nature (Northern pantheism, which the Scandinavians are renowned for, is presented in the film in its traditional form), unhurried and very detailed in terms of narration. The film is completely in line with the plot, " - comments on the film Igor Sukmanov, film critic and the programme director of MIFF Listapad.
The film is released within the Listapad.Collection project.