7:30 PM, 28th September, 2023
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN EMBASSY
Even if you’ve never heard of Edvard Munch, odds are you’re familiar with his 1893 composition, The Scream (or Skrik as it was originally known), one of the most iconic pieces of art in history. Its symbolic depiction of fear and loneliness is a recurrent theme in this unorthodox biopic of the influential Norwegian artist.
An intimate and nuanced portrait, the film eschews your typical, cradle-to-the-grave story in favour of a multi-faceted approach befitting the man himself. Munch was someone different to everyone, and as such is depicted by different actors at four distinct stages of his life as he finds himself misunderstood by his peers, rejected by the art establishment, plagued by mental illness, and forced to save his artistic heritage from the Nazis during WWII.