Henrik M. Dahlsbakken’s Munch brings to the big screen the life story of one of the world’s most significant modern painters, Edvard Munch.
Misunderstood by his peers, rejected by the art establishment, wracked with grief over the loss of his younger sister and tortured by addiction, the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch remains today one of the most relevant and revered artists worldwide. In this intimate and nuanced portrait of the artist across four significant chapters — played by four actors, Alfred Ekker Strande (Ida Takes Charge), Mattis Herman Nyquist (Headhunters), Ola G. Furuseth (Made in Oslo) and Anne Krigsvoll (Lilyhammer) — we see Munch at ages 21, 30, 45, and 80, across early heartbreak and the beginnings of his career to middle-aged battles with alcoholism and mental illness, to his final years in Nazi-occupied Norway, each informing one another through alternating vignettes. A final chapter takes place in modern-day Berlin, bringing a contemporary edge to the story of a legendary artist.
In Norwegian with English subtitles. Director: Henrik M. Dahlsbakken (Norway 2023) 104 min.
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