Last night, I was at an advanced screening at the Scandinavian House in NYC to see the film Louder than Bombs. The film’s director, Joachim Trier, who is Norwegian, was there to answer questions after the show.
The film focuses on the relationship between a father, played by the wonderful and mesmeric Gabriel Byrne, and his two sons, played by Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid, who both give a moving performance as well. The movie takes place in the present and with flashbacks, and deals with the aftermath of their mother’s death, played by the enigmatic French actress, Isabelle Huppert.
The story examines in great detail the fragmented dysfunction that exists in many families, as well as how they cope with the untimely suicide of their mother. Gabriel Byrne’s character is left with the daunting task of trying to guide his moody and sullen teenage son out of his computerized world, while also dealing with his older son’s denial.
An extraordinary cast of brilliant actors help to portray the complexities of this fractured family.
This powerful movie will stay with you long after you have departed the theater.
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