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Aleksander Huser

Huser is a regular film critic in Ny Tid.

Arab film with political sting

ARAB MOVIE DAYS: The thriller Huda's Salon takes a feminist look at the position of women in the Israeli – occupied West Bank, while the distinctive family drama Costa Brava, Lebanon deals with Lebanon's ongoing waste crisis.

The struggle for Hong Kong democracy

DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT: By following four young demonstrators, the documentary Faceless comes very close to the protest demonstrations in Hong Kong in 2019.

The legacy of Ruth Maier

ANTI-SEMITISM: Elsa Kvamme's new documentary No more everyday life tells the story of Jewish Ruth Maier, who in no way has lost its relevance and importance.

The urge to be seen and recognized

FICTION: The controversy in the media mogul family over the corporate throne escalates further in the HBO series Succession, which in an impressive and captivating way is able to take the pulse of the present and big capitalist business at its most brutal.

Continuation rather than replay

CANNES: With The World's Worst Man, Joachim Trier has very possibly made his best film to date. And it is more than just the capital that connects it to Reprise and Oslo, 31 August.

It wasted hope

OSLO AGREEMENTS: The escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinians reminds us again that the Oslo agreement in 1993 did not lead to peace. And thus the HBO film Oslo almost feels like naive escapism.

Short documentaries with global perspectives

SHORT FILM: With very different angles, two of the documentaries at the Short Film Festival show how depressingly far away we are a sustainable development.

Authentic film art

NORWEGIAN GAME FILM: Itonje Søimer Guttormsens gritt is made with a different method than most feature films and is a fascinating and rarely refreshing Norwegian debut film.

Towards a paradigm shift in Norwegian drug policy

RUS REFORM: Perhaps it is the opponents of the government's drug reform who should most preferably watch the documentary The winds of change, which follows three activists from the Association for Human Drug Policy.