Sundance 2012: Strand Releasing Picks Up 'Oslo, August 31' for U.S.

10:14 AM PST 01/19/2012 by Scott Roxborough
Cannes Film Festival

The Norwegian drama is a dark but funny look at a day in the life of a recovering drug addict.

BERLIN – Strand Releasing has picked up Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31 for U.S. release.

The drama, screening at Sundance Friday, is a dark but humorous look at a day in the life of a young recovering drug addict.

Strand picked up the film from world sales agent The Match Factory, which have sold Oslo to more than 20 territories worldwide.

Oslo, August 31 premiered in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section last year and recently won big at the Stockholm international film festival, where it took the top prize for best film. 

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