I re-watched Joachim Trier’s brilliant debut Reprise recently and it remains smart, inventive and vital. It’s been a personal favorite of mine since it’s release in 2006 and is a major touchstone for the new script I’m working on. I love the way he’s able to use music and cultural references as crucial parts of his character’s identities. His ability to effortlessly portray the complicated ebb and flow of relationships amongst a group of Norwegians in their 20’s through a series of flashbacks, impressions and even invented scenarios never fails to impress me. It’s well worth seeking out for any aspiring screenwriters or anyone interested in dynamic modern filmmaking.

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