Gritt

Coming soon

SALES & SCREENER REQUESTS:

Mer Film
Frances Harvey
frances@merfilm.no

FESTIVALS:

Norwegian Film Institute
Stine Oppegaard
stine.oppegaard@nfi.no

INTERNATIONAL PRESS:

Alibicommunications
Brigitta Portier
brigittaportier@alibicommunications.be

 

Synopsis

Gry-Jeanette left Norway with the dream of becoming an actress. Now, 17 rambling years later, having failed to find either fame in Hollywood or notoriety in Berlin, she’s back, as Gritt.

Whilst her old friends from college have established successful careers on the Oslo theater circuit, Gritt is passionate about manifesting a radical collective ritual. But nobody seems to care.

When she receives yet another funding rejection, and is thrown out of her apartment, Gritt’s situation becomes increasingly desperate.

However, Gritt manages to get an internship at an underground theater company and secretly moves into their performance space. With the company away on tour, Gritt embarks on her mission to bury capitalism and the patriarchy.

GRITT is the feature film debut of Itonje Søimer Guttormsen.

Reviews

The flawed protagonist of Itonje Søimer Guttormsen’s strong feature debut is sure to generate polarizing reactions. … Whether you’re sympathetic to Gritt or not, thanks to Larsen’s terrific embodiment she’s never less than an intriguing character, and the way the film leaves open the possibility of interpretation makes it an ideal festival entry.

Variety

Defiant … an intense character study ... played to the hilt by stage actor Birgitte Larsen

Screen

A funny, maddening and at times touching work about art, ambition and how to live

CineVue

In her feature debut, Norwegian director Itonje Søimer Guttormsen makes a case to always be Lilith, never Eve … A search that feels pretty bonkers, but also real and involving

Cineuropa

"Defiant … an intense character study ... played to the hilt by stage actor Birgitte Larsen" - Screen
Info

Norway

Length

118 min

Language

Norwegian and English dialogue

Director

Itonje Søimer Guttormsen

Writer

Itonje Søimer Guttormsen

Producer

Maria Ekerhovd

Production company

Mer Film

Film Festivals
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2021 – 2021
GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL 2021 – 2021