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First Oslo Pix festival to open with 'From The Balcony'

Inaugural Norwegian event reveals first wave of programme.

Oslo’s inaugural Oslo Pix festival (June 8-13) will open with the Norwegian premiere of Ole Giæver’s From The Balcony.

The film, which had its world premiere in Berlinale Panorama, is about a man standing on his balcony in Oslo, who throughout a year examines his place in the world.

Director Giæver said, “I really believe in the festival’s profile and in the people who work with Oslo Pix. This is a festival I think will grow and become a prominent and important film festival, so I’m very proud I get to open the very first Oslo Pix with From The Balcony.”

Program manager Cato Fossum said, “No one in Norway makes films like Ole Giæver. No one outside of Norway does it either. That alone is reason enough to see From The Balcony. The film also has a filmic and philosophic magnitude that spans from Bjølsen

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