The program for Kosmorama 2020 is here!

The complete program for Kosmorama 2020 is finally here! We’ve been looking forward to sharing the program with you for months, searching all corners of the world to find the very best of films.

Kosmorama means something like «perspectival rendering of the world’s sights». This says something about why film matters: Films widen your perspectives of the world.

This year’s program takes you on a journey around the world, and we hope you’ll be entertained, challenged, amazed and encouraged.

However, Kosmorama is more than film. This year, the festival will be all around town. Experience special screenings, culinary cinema, outdoor cinema, and other events at venues such as Solsiden, Bula Neobistro, Lokal Bar – Scene – Klubb and Alma’s.

Immerse yourself in this year’s program, and start making your plans for week 10!

Some Highlights

There’s so much to look forward to in week 10! To make planning easier, we’ve highlighted some of the things worth checking out.

We’re proud to announce that the Oscar-winning director Costa-Gavras is coming to Kosmorama! We’ll screen his new film Adults in the Room, and Costa-Gavras and producer Michele Ray-Gavras will be present at the screening on Tuesday at 6 pm. We’ll also show a few highlights from his rich career together at Cinemateket in Trondheim.

Two Oscar-nominated films in the category for Best International Feature Film have their Norwegian premiere at Kosmorama. Corpus Christi is a masterpiece from the Polish director Jan Komasa, while The Painted Bird is one of the most intense films on the program this year. Director Václav Marhoul will be present at the screening of the latter on Monday at 6 pm and on Tuesday at 2 pm.

The Farewell has already captured the hearts of critics and audience alike, and we hope Trondheim will love the film as much as we do. The closing film The Perfect Candidate is an optimistic story from Saudi Arabia, while Let There Be Light gives us disturbing insights into the growing unrest in Europe. Moffie is a painful, but strikingly beautiful film from South Africa, while The House of Us is yet another example of excellent filmmaking from South Korea.

This Year’s Program series

New Directors – Kosmorama’s Competition Program. These are films from new directors we believe in.

Human Relations – Films displaying the warmth and tenderness, the togetherness and loneliness, the dysfunctional and inspiring in the relations between people.

View Askew – Films with elements of the magical surreal or absurd. For example, you’ll find dark comedies with a lot of character.

Society – Films thematizing our society and the way it shapes our lives. Here you’ll find both fiction and films based on true stories.

Documentary – Reports from the incalculable reality. This year’s documentaries give, among other things, insights into war zones, family relations and activism.

Ramaskrik – Horror films that make you shudder as they take you to the most terrible out-of-the-way places in the world.

Europa – What was the Europe of the past, what is the Europe of the present and what are the continent’s possibilities for the future? Films that depict the development of Europe, accompanied by introductions or panel talks.

French Cinema – A retrospect displaying the work of some of the leading directors from contemporary France. A series of films handpicked in collaboration with Cinemateket in Trondheim.

Music documentaries – Together with Rockheim, we’re showing documentaries portraying musicians who have shaped our lives with their ground-breaking music.

Vibeke Løkkeberg – A retrospect showcasing two highlights from the Norwegian director, who celebrates her 75th anniversary this year.

Kosmokids – Kosmorama’s family weekend for children of all ages. This year, the family program focusses the fascinating world of insects!

Kosmorama experiences – Kosmorama isn’t just film! During the festival, you can experience director visits, culinary cinema, quiz, special screenings and film in new, exciting settings.

Costa-Gavras – In addition to all this, we offer a retrospect of Costa-Gavras’ work, in collaboration with Cinemateket in Trondheim. The occasion is Costa-Gavras’ visit to Kosmorama for the screening of his newest film, Adults in the Room.

Put together your own program

On our website, you can put together your own program to get the most out of the festival. Star-mark your favourite films, so your sure you don’t miss anything in week 10.

Look for this symbol at the program pages here on our website:

Tickets and Festival Passes

In addition to the single tickets now for sale on all screenings, it’s still possible to secure a festival pass. A pass costs 1195 NOK. For students and seniors, the price is 795 NOK. A festival pass gives admission to all ordinary screenings during the festival.

Buy a festival pass

This year, we also offer digital multi-buy discount tickets! The multi-buy discount tickets cost 440 NOK, and give admission to five ordinary screenings at Prinsen Cinema Center during the festival. This means that you can watch five films for the price of four, and can be shared among friends or given away as a gift.

Get your multi-buy discount tickets

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