Archive of films Violent / Violent
2014, 104 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
This visually powerful and original movie is the writer-director project of the Vancouver-based band We Are the City. The plot unfolds in Bergen and the heroine is young Dagny, whose memories of the five people who loved her most rise to the surface at the moment Dagny undergoes a fateful and tragic experience.
This visually powerful movie is the writer-director project of the Canadian rock band We Are the City, and was created to coincide with the release of their latest CD of the same name. The movie uses musical motifs from the recorded songs, and the plotline is a loose interpretation of the subject matter appearing in the songs on the CD. The story takes us to Bergen, Norway, and the protagonist is young Dagny, whose reminiscences of the five people who loved her most rise to the surface at the moment she undergoes a tragic, life-changing experience. This refreshing picture has an original and precisely elaborated structure in which various time planes intermingle, while the vivid atmosphere is rounded out with authentic acting performances. Vancouver-based We Are the City, formed in 2008, includes singer-keyboardist Cayne McKenzie, drummer Andrew Huculiak, and guitarist David Menzel. Their debut album, In a Quiet World, was released in 2009.
About the director
Andrew Huculiak (Vancouver, Canada) is the drummer of the popular Vancouver band We Are the City, as well as a member of Amazing Factory Productions. Shot with his friends, Violent is his feature debut and the fulfillment of the talented Canadian director’s lifelong dream. Violent will be presented at Karlovy Vary as a world premiere.
About the film
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Andrew Huculiak, Cayne McKenzie, Josh Huculiak, Joseph Schweers|
|Dir. of Photography:||Joseph Schweers|
|Music:||We Are the City|
|Producer:||Amy Darling, Nicole Irene Dyck, Josh Huculiak|
|Cast:||Dagny Backer Johnsen, Tor Halvor Halvorsen, Tomine Mikkeline Eide, Yngve Seterås, Mari Sofie Andreassen, Bryn Bowen, Karl Bird|
Film Institution Rep.
Dagny Backer Johnsen
Tor Halvor Halvorsen
Mari Sofie Andreassen
Nicole Irene Dyck