Acclaimed Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier returns to the screen later this year with his first full English-language feature film, LOUDER THAN BOMBS. The devastating drama, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, follows the surviving family members of a famed photographer still attempting to come to terms with her death two years previous.
Two years after her death in a car crash, the husband and sons of famed photographer Isabelle Reed (Isabelle Huppert) are still trying to cope with their loss. Gene (Gabriel Byrne) struggles as a single parent, but is taking his first exultant steps towards a new relationship. Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg), the elder son, has just had a baby of his own and finds the transition from child to parent more than a little daunting. The younger son, Conrad (newcomer Devin Druid), is a typical teenager, wearing his alienation as a badge of honor and resisting his father’s every attempt to connect. On the occasion of a major retrospective of Isabelle’s work, Jonah returns home to help his father organize her effects. Once again under the same roof, all three men are flooded with memories, and secrets are unearthed—most notably the truth behind the mysterious circumstances of Isabelle’s death. Shifting between past and present, and juxtaposing external reality with privileged glimpses into the interior lives of each of its four major characters, LOUDER THAN BOMBS is a stunningly intimate portrait of parents and children and the many things that tear them apart and bring them together.
Check out the first trailer for the film released in the US April 8 and the UK April 22, and which stars Gabriel Byrne, Amy Ryan, Jesse Eisenberg, Rachel Brosnahan, Ruby Jerins, David Strathairn, Isabelle Huppert, and newcomer Devin Druid.
Source: The Orchard Movies