CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2014
Country: NORWAY
Language: Norwegian
Run Time: 110 minutes

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Based on one of the all-time bestsellers in Norway, BEATLES is a vibrant, superbly-acted, coming-of-age tale about four mop-tops on the not-terribly-mean streets of Oslo. Like Liverpool and everywhere else in the 60s, Norway is undergoing radical political change. Teens are rejecting uptight morality and marching to the beat of Sgt. Pepper. Kim, Gunnar, Ola, and Seb become John, Paul, George, and Ringo, wear matching outfits, and rack their adolescent brains for a suitably English name for their band. Soon the Snafus have local gigs, even though they can’t really play instruments. Between numbers, the boys try to make sense of their world of unrequited and sometimes inappropriate love, interfering families, booze-soaked parties, and public embarrassment. Looks like they’re about ready for adulthood. It was a huge coup for the BEATLES producers to get clearance to use the original recordings in their entirety. Paul and Ringo’s trust was well-placed; this movie is one for the ages. (In Norwegian with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:25 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:15 PM

Music Movies Competition

Peter Flinth

Danish director Peter Flinth is a graduate of the National Film School of Denmark. In addition to TV shows and movies, he has directed numerous commercials and short films.

"Eye of the Eagle" (1997), "The Other Side" (1999), "Olsen Gang Junior" (2001), "The Fakir" (2004), "Arn – The Knight Templar" (2007), "Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End" (2008), "The Wild Swans" (2009), "Nobel's Last Will" (2012), BEATLES (2014)

Jørgen Storm Rosenberg

Axel Hellstenius

Philippe Kress

Vidar Flataukan

Principal Cast
Louis Williams, Ole Nicolai Jørgensen, Halvor Schultz, Håvard Jackwitz

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