Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Louder Than Bombs

Year: 2015
Run Time: 109 minutes

Louder Than Bombs

Gene Reed (Gabriel Byrne) is an aging high-school teacher who, while grappling with the sudden death of his photojournalist wife Isabelle (Isabelle Huppert), is also experiencing difficulties connecting with his youngest son Conrad (Devin Druid), a painfully shy loner who finds his only outlet on the internet. When Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg), Gene's wunderkind eldest son—a promising young academic who has become an insufferably moralizing pedant—returns to the family home almost immediately after the birth of his first child, Gene seizes upon the opportunity to try and mend the rifts in the familial fabric. This last-chance bid for reconciliation is made all the more urgent by an upcoming, posthumous exhibition of Isabelle's work, which may lead to a public revelation of some of the Reeds' darker secrets. Director Joachim Trier displays a truly novelistic sense of character and detail as he probes the fault lines of this singularly unhappy clan, and he also mines sly comedy from the generational gap between Gene and his sons. Powerful, memorable, and psychologically acute, LOUDER THAN BOMBS is both a lament for what has been lost and an affirmation of what remains. –Toronto International Film Festival

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Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier, born in 1974, is an internationally celebrated director and screenwriter. His critically acclaimed feature films "Reprise" and "Oslo, August 31st", both co-written with Eskil Vogt, have won awards at international film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Gothenburg, Milan, and Istanbul. Trier was named one of "20 Directors to Watch" by the New York Times in 2013.

"Reprise" (2006)—31st CIFF, "Oslo, August 31st" (2011), LOUDER THAN BOMBS (2015)

Thomas Robsahm, Joshua Astrachan, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Marc Turtletaub, Alexandre Mallet-Guy

Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

Jakob Ihre

Olivier Bugge Coutté

Principal Cast
Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Isabelle Huppert, Amy Ryan, David Strathairn

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