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

Out Stealing Horses

Year: 2019
Country: NORWAY
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Run Time: 122 minutes

Out Stealing Horses
Out Stealing Horses
Out Stealing Horses

After losing his wife in a tragic accident, Trond (Stellan Skarsgård) desires to live out his remaining years in the Norwegian woods, far away from everyone. But as Trond prepares for a solitary winter in his new home, he comes across a neighbor… a man he knows from his past. Their brief conversation takes Trond right back to the summer of 1948, the year he turned 15. That summer, Trond spent months living with his father in a cabin in the woods. He fondly recalls cutting timber, exploring nature, and, as the title of this film suggests, stealing horses for joy rides from nearby farms. But not everything that happened that fateful summer makes for idyllic memories. As Trond’s story unfolds piece by piece, he relives the unspeakable sorrows and tragedies along with the joys and freedoms that came with the summer of ‘48. Based on the award-winning novel by Per Petterson of the same name, OUT STEALING HORSES is a heartbreaking, breathtaking, and beautiful coming-of-age film. (In Norwegian and Swedish with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 6:35 PM

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

International Narrative Competition

Hans Petter Moland

Turid Øversveen, Håkon Øverås

Hans Petter Moland

Rasmus Vidbæk

Jens Christian Fodstad, Nicolaj Monberg

Principal Cast
Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Tobias Santelmann, Jon Ranes, Danica Curcic

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