Bartlett Sher, screenwriter: JT Rogers: Oslo 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.
Gosia Juszczak, Thomas Østbye, Ismaël Joffroy: The chair Fish, Everyone has the right to, Maalbek 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.
Itonje Søimer Guttormsen: Gritt 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.
Kieran Kolle: The winds of change 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.
Mohammad Rasoulof: There is no devil DEATH PENALTY: The Berlin winner There is no devil is a strong statement against Iran's state executions and a morally complex depiction of living in a totalitarian society.
DIGITAL FESTIVAL: "It is a special year," say Lasse Skagen and Åse Meyer from Film fra Sør. With the closure of the cinemas in Oslo, this year's anniversary edition of the festival will be arranged digitally.
Series creators: Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, David Wiener: Brave New World SCIENCE FICTION: The TV series based on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World contains – by including digital surveillance – also an essential element from George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future.
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