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Alexander Huser

Huser is a regular film critic in Ny Tid.

Continuation rather than replay

Joachim Trier: The world's worst man
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

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.

Short documentaries with global perspectives

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.

Authentic film art

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.

Towards a paradigm shift in Norwegian drug policy

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.

The devil is in the system

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.

30 years with Film fra Sør

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.

A powerful and different beast

Vaclav Marhoul: The Painted Bird
HOLOCAUST: The Painted Bird is a powerful and disturbing film that depicts a young boy's cruel experiences in Eastern Europe during World War II.

HUXLEY'S DYSTOPIA: What would you rather be – happy or free?

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.