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The guardianless faces

IRAN: Ali Abbasi: holy spider
This is a political film that has chosen the thriller genre to exercise sharp social criticism against Iran. Like many of today's protesters in the country, the people behind the film were met with death threats and hate messages from the Iranian regime.

Actual and imagined boundaries

FILM FROM THE SOUTH: Jafar Panahi: No Bears
Jafar Panahi's "No Bears" is a strong film in itself, but gains even greater impact in light of the situation the now imprisoned Iranian filmmaker is in.

The political satire

Oslo Pix: Ruben Östlund: Triangle of Sadness
With Palme d'Or winner Triangle of Sadness, Swedish Ruben Östlund is even more bitingly satirical – and more directly political – than before.

The urge to be seen and recognized

FICTION: Jesse Armstrong: Succession
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: Joachim Trier: The world's worst man
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.

Authentic film art

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