synopsis

Utøya - July 22

In cinemas October 26

Director: Erik Poppe

Cast: Andrea Berntzen, Brede Fristad

On July 22 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we get to know Kaja (18) and her friends. The movie starts when the youngsters, shocked by the bombing in Oslo, are reassuring their relatives that they are far away from the incident. Suddenly, the safe atmosphere is shattered when shots are heard. We then follow Kaja as she tries to survive – minute by minute.

Independent – Exclusive trailer and preview by Clarisse Loughrey

BBC News – ‘Utoya on screen: How two film directors tackled the same tragedy’ by Neil Smith

Independent – ‘Utoya – 22 July: Is filming Anders Breivik’s massacre exploitative?’ feature by Hugh Montgomery

iNews – ‘Remembering Utoya’ feature by James Mottram with quotes from Erik Poppe

Wired – Utøya-July 22 recreates the terror attack in one remarkable shot] – interview with Erik Poppe by Tom Seymour

Culturefly – ‘5 gems to watch at London Film Festival’ by Chloe Walker and Simon Columb

Labour List – Preview of Parliament screening

Labour List – Preview of Parliament screening

The Sun Online – Breivik news story

The Telegraph Online – Mention in Paul Greengrass interview by Robbie Collin

The Times Online – Mention in 22 July feature by Sarah Baxter

Little White Lies – Mention in 2* 22 July review by Hannah Woodhead

The List – Mention in Paul Greengrass review

The Times - Mention in 22 July review by Ed Potton

The Sun – Mention in 22 July article