Congratulations to writer/director Joachim Trier, writer Eskil Vogt, and producer Thomas Robsahm on winning this year’s Nordic Council Film Prize for their amazing creation, Louder Than Bombs.

Excerpts from the Press Release provided by the Nordic Film Council:

November 1, 2016, Oslo: The highly acclaimed film LOUDER THAN BOMBS was tonight awarded the NORDIC COUNCIL FILM PRIZE 2016, one of Northern Europe’s most coveted film awards. The prize endowed with DKK 350,000 is shared by Trier along with co-writer Eskil Vogt and producer Thomas Robsahm, in recognition of film as an art form, based on the collaboration between a director, a scriptwriter and a producer.

This is the first time that a Norwegian film receives the prestigious accolade. The prize was given in the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at the annual autumn Session of the Nordic Council, which is currently being held in Copenhagen…

In 2015 the film was Norway’s first Palme d’or contender in Cannes in 36 years, and was sold to 92 countries. The same year it received the Cannon Awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography at the Kosmorama-Trondheim International Film Festival, as well as the Bronze Horse for Best Film at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

The motivation for the jury 2016’s choice is the following: “Joachim Trier and his team embark on an artistic enterprise that takes storytelling to a new level. Its complexity of structure, its emotional probing and its ability to tear clichés apart should make it part of the curriculum in film schools around the world.”


Louder Than Bombs stars Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Amy Ryan, Rachel Brosnahan, and David Strathairn. The film screened in theaters internationally and is now available on DVD and through various streaming outlets in the USA and the UK.

From the press release above, please note these two statements:

…the Nordic Council Film Prize 2016, one of Northern Europe’s most coveted film awards…


Its complexity of structure, its emotional probing and its ability to tear clichés apart should make it part of the curriculum in film schools around the world.

YES! It is so wonderful to see this heart-felt, lyrical, and psychologically-searing work get such well-deserved recognition!

Kudos to all! heart


  1. Congratulations to Norway and Trier!
    It is a great recognition for Norway and the Norwegian filmmakers that Louder than Bombs won this award!

    It will be an inspiration for Norwegian filmmakers.

    I am very happy and proud of Trier and his team.
    It is also a wonderful thing for me personally that Gabriel Byrne has an important role in this movie!

    Nora from Norway

  2. Violetta

    Wonderful news! My congratulations to Joachim Trier and all the team that worked together on ‘Louder than bombs’. This film should get recognition that it deserves because it truly reflects some situations in current life and makes us think about them in different ways. I wish that Gabriel Byrne and Joachim Trier will make some other great films together in future <3

  3. This is such a wonderful prize! And I love the language the jury used in presenting this prize to the creative team behind LOUDER THAN BOMBS! If I were a film student, I would be very excited to see this film as part of the curriculum. I’ve seen it 8 times now. I bet I could ace that final exam. ;-)

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