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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.

The devil is in the system

DEATH PENALTY: Mohammad Rasoulof: There is no devil
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.

Bittersweet comedy in New York

DRAMA COMEDY: Sofia Coppola: On The Rocks
Director Sofia Coppola and actress Bill Murray were successful Lost in Translation and are now reunited in On The Rocks, in which Murray portrays a skirt hunter who is never far from a dry martini.

A powerful and different beast

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