LARS IS LOL
Film - CineKindl Competition

LARS IS LOL

Directed by Eirik Sæter Stordahl

Info

Director: Eirik Sæter Stordahl
Section: CineKindl Competition
Country: Norway
Year: 2023
PT: LARS IST LOL
OT: LARS ER LOL
Language: Norwegian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Lilly Winger Schmidt, Adrian Øverjordet Vestnes, Norah Lulu Ali-Amoafo, Agnes Grønneberg Hagen
6+

Logline

Eirik Sæter Stordahl’s debut film tells an engaging story about friendship, bullying, and peer pressure with great affection for its actors.

When Amanda returns to school after summer vacation, she’s asked to mentor a new classmate, Lars, who has Down’s syndrome. It’s the last thing she wants. Amanda is head over heels in love with a classmate named Adam and is convinced that Lars will embarrass her. To her surprise, she and Lars develop a very special friendship — one she risks losing when she’s pressured to turn against him.

This film is screened in original version with German voice-over.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • (only P&I)
    City 3
  • After the film: Q&A with director Eirik Sæter Stordahl
    HFF Kino 1
  • After the film: Q&A with director Eirik Sæter Stordahl
    HFF Audimax

Meet the director

Eirik Sæter Stordahl

Eirik Sæter Stordahl was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1988. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark with the science-fiction short IN PIECES. As a director, he has explored a variety of formats through his work on the award-winning radio drama series THE THING WITH LIV and the film/theater hybrid QUARANTINE. LARS IS LOL is his first feature film.

Credits

Screenplay: Iben Akerlie, Eirik Sæter Stordahl
Producer: Caroline Hitland
Production Company: Nordisk Film Production AS
World Sales: TrustNordisk