A biography of Norway’s most famous artist, done in a similar style as I’m Not There (2007), with several actors playing Edvard Munch at four different stages of his life, including a woman (Anne Krigsvoll) when he’s 80 and ponders his legacy at a time when his country is occupied. One of the periods, Munch’s time in Berlin when he’s partying with August Strindberg (Lisa Carlehed), also takes place in modern times, confirming the city’s eternal attraction for the young as a place for subcultures and art. Munch struggles with inner torment and loneliness in an uneven but interesting drama.
2023-Norway. 104 min. Color-B/W. Produced and directed, production design by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken. Cinematography: Oskar Dahlsbakken, Pål Ulvik Rokseth. Cast: Alfred Ekker Strande (Edvard Munch at 21), Mattis Herman Nyquist (Edvard Munch at 30), Ola G. Furuseth (Edvard Munch at 45), Anne Krigsvoll (Edvard Munch at 80), Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo… Lisa Carlehed.
Trivia: The artist was also portrayed in the TV movie Edvard Munch (1974).