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Joachim Trier (born 1974 in Copenhagen) is a Norwegian film director raised in Oslo, Norway.1 His father Jacob Trier was the sound technician of "Pinchcliffe Grand Prix", the most notable film produced in Norway.2 His film making career derives mainly from his mother, who was a short film maker and from Lars von Trier, a famous Danish director to whom he is distantly related.3 His debut film Reprise (film) follows the story of two aspiring writers and their volatile relationship.4 Released by Miramax films in 2006, it received several national awards, including the Amanda Award and the Aamot Statuette, as well as international recognition, with prizes at film festivals in Toronto, Istanbul, Rotterdam, Milano and Karlovy Vary. His notoriety lead him to be named one of Variety's "10 Directors to Watch" in 2007.2
As a teenager, he was a top skateboarder who began shooting and producing his own skateboarding videos.2 His passion for film making furthered in his early twenties and this ultimately lead to his studies at the European Film College in Copenhagen from 1995–1996 and the UK's National Film & Television School.1 Currently he is partnered with Ridley Scott's and Tony Scott's advertising production company, RSA Films.2 In his biography on the company's website, he is quoted as saying, "At an early age, I began helping my filmmaker father create animated shorts and grew up immersed in all things film. Aligning with a powerhouse company such as RSA affords me the key new opportunities I need to continue my development as a director."2 In an interview with phase9 TV, Trier's expressed that his future projects would pertain mainly to his personal interests.5 His films focus primarily on memory and identity, which he regards as essential themes for cinema.6 In the same interview with phase9 TV, Trier stated that he has been offered positions by big studio film corporations, but is reluctant to accept such offers to continue making films that depict personal and meaningful beliefs.5
His latest film Oslo, August 31st premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Regarded as an adaptation of Louis Malle's The Fire Within, the film's original plot is shifted from the location of Paris to Oslo.4 This was done to create a modern-day feel so audiences could establish an emotional connection to the film.4 Oslo, August 31 became one of three films on the Norwegian shortlist for submissions to the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
- Stabenfeldt, Fredrik. "Former EFC-student - now critically acclaimed director". European Film College. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "Biography". RSA Films. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "Joachim Trier". IMDB. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Weston, Hillary. "Cinematic Panic: The Quiet Allure of Joachim Trier's 'Oslo, August 31st'". Black Book. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "REPRISE Q&A with Joachim Trier". phase9 TV. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Martin, Paul. "Cannes 2011: Joachim Trier interview". Retrieved 4 April 2013.
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