Joachim Trier Poster

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He attended the UK's National Film and Television School. Trier: "I began at 23, one of the youngest students, and I loved the visuals of Antonioni and De Palma, so I needed to learn character. Years later, I understood how much I learned. I'm really interesting in character-driven storytelling.".

His father Jacob Trier was a jazz musician who also worked as a sound technician on hit films such as The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975), while his grandfather, Erik Løchen, was a filmmaker whose debut picture The Chasers (1959) was selected for the Official Competition in Cannes 1960.

A graduate of the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. Other alumni include director Nikolaj Arcel, cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen and screenwriter Rasmus Heisterberg.

Films feature imagery of a character floating, either via water, fantasy, or science fiction (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films frequently feature a scene where a character goes home, late at night, on an otherwise deserted or empty street (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films frequently feature a character who tries to repeatedly reach another character via mobile phone, only to no avail (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Has re-used the same screenwriter (Eskil Vogt), editor (Olivier Bugge Coutté), cinematographer (Jakob Ihre), and composer (Ola Fløttum) for his first four feature films.

Films frequently feature a scene where the protagonist looks at another character and imagines a montage of how their life must be (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films frequently feature a scene where the protagonist has to reveal to another character that they have recently been experiencing depression or anxiety (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films frequently feature a shot of the hero alone and isolated in the wilderness of the woods (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films frequently feature a protagonist leaving a party after feeling dejected and/or isolated (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films frequently feature a scene where a lead character looks at another character in bed while they are sleeping (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films frequently feature a scene where a protagonist returns to their childhood home, only to become depressed by the environment (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films feature a recurring theme of a character grappling with a memory of a time, place, or event (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).

Films frequently feature a main character who unsuccessfully attempts suicide (Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017)).