It is official! Louder Than Bombs, director Joachim Trier’s first English language feature, will be in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Here’s the tweet from Festival de Cannes:

The film stars Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Amy Ryan, and David Strathairn. The screenplay is by Trier and his long-time writing partner, Eskil Vogt.

This morning’s Cannes press conference announcing the official selection  is available in both video and audio formats.

Variety and many other outlets covered the press conference. Here is what Variety has to say:

In a further sign of the ever-increasing globalization of film culture, two highly regarded European directors will make their Cannes competition debuts with English-lingo efforts: Greek helmer Yorgos Lanthimos (“Dogtooth”) with “The Lobster,” an out-there sci-fier with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, and Norwegian director Joachim Trier with “Louder Than Bombs,” a family drama with Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg. And Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino will bring his latest English-language drama, “Youth,” toplining Michael Caine and also featuring Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano and Harvey Keitel.

The Norwegian film resource Montage has provided the first images from the film:

louder-than-bombs-promo-01 Gabriel Byrne and Devin Druid

louder-than-bombs-promo-03Isabelle Huppert and Gabriel Byrne

louder-than-bombs-promo-02Gabriel Byrne and Amy Ryan

Stay tuned here for more information! Congratulations to all involved with this film! In case you had not noticed, Byrneholics Everywhere are excited about this film! wink


  1. Wonderful news!

    The Norwegian director Joachim Trier and Gabriel Byrne in the same movie, and the movie will be presented in Cannes.

    I am so happy about it!
    I could sing and dance the rest of the day.

    Nora from Norway

  2. This is such fantastic news!

  3. This is going to be an incredible film. The photos are so intense. A film with a deep emotional core – something rare these days – I can’t wait.

    Angelle from Canada

  4. Zack Mandell

    The best news I’ve heard today!!

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