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Dag Johan Haugerud – BARN (Beware of Children) #Venezia76

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“What we wanted to do was to try to see how politicians are behind their hard rhetoric. But [the film] is also centred around a sort of Romeo and Juliette plot”.

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PODCAST | Diego Aparicio interviews Dag Johan Haugerud, director of the film BARN (Beware of Children).

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Norwegian director Dag Johan Haugerud talked to us about his feature film BARN (Beware of Children), in competition at the 16th edition of the Giornate degli Autori strand in Venice.

BARN (Beware of Children) traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo. During a break in school 13 year-old Lykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician. When Jamie later dies in hospital, contradicting versions of what actually happened risks making a difficult and traumatic situation worse. Was it only innocent play behind? Liv, the school’s principal and the secret lover of Jamie’s father, must find the strength to confront a community in distress, and her own highly conflicted emotions.

  • Reporter
    Diego Aparicio
  • Guest
    Dag Johan Haugerud
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    BARN (Beware of Children)
  • Festival section
    Giornate degli Autori
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