Hammarskjöld is the opening film of Kosmorama 2024
Kosmorama - Trondheim International Film Festival is proud to present Hammarskjöld as our opening film. This year marks the 20th edition of the festival, and the anniversary will be celebrated throughout the festival week from March 4th to March 10th.
- We at Kosmorama are excited to open the festival with Hammarskjöld, a significant film about one of the world's foremost peace advocates and his mysterious fate. The film also has a distinct Trøndelag touch, as the music by composer Raymond Enoksen was recorded at Øra Studio with pianist Else Bø and musicians from the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Trondheimsolistene, says festival director at Kosmorama, Silje Engeness.
Mikael Persbrandt plays the lead role as the Swedish top diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld in the film depicting his dramatic life as the Secretary-General of the UN.
About the film:
In 1961, Dag Hammarskjöld has one year left in his position as the UN Secretary-General, a role he took over from the Norwegian Trygve Lie. After that, he is set to return home to Österlen and finally leave behind the world of high politics. However, the Cold War is raging, and the focal point in Africa is the Congo.
Dag Hammarskjöld takes on the complicated mission of mediating peace and agreement in the tense conflict in the divided country. An impossible task according to many, a suicide mission according to others.
The film is directed by Danish filmmaker Per Fly, known for critically acclaimed films such as Bænken (2000), Arven (2003), and Monica Z (2013). With Hammarskjöld, he has created one of this winter's most significant Scandinavian films.
We offer films that provide perspectives on current issues. With Hammarskjöld, the audience gains insight into one of the world's foremost diplomats of his time, the important history of the UN, and the personal costs involved. The film touches on the role the global community plays in today's many conflicts.
The opening film, Hammarskjöld, will be screened on the festival's first day, March 4th. Once at 19:00 in Prinsen 6 and 19:15 in Prinsen 3.
The opening film is a special screening and is not included in the festival pass.