Joachim Trierￂﾠ(born 1974) is a Norwegian film director raised inￂﾠOslo, Norway.ￂﾠHis fatherￂﾠJacob Trierￂﾠwas the sound technician of Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, a notable film produced in Norway.ￂﾠHe is a distant relative to Danish directorￂﾠLars von Trier.
As a teenager, he was a top skateboarder who began shooting and producing his own skateboarding videos.ￂﾠHis passion for film making furthered in his early twenties and this ultimately led to his studies at theￂﾠEuropean Film Collegeￂﾠin Ebeltoft from 1995 to 1996 and at the UK'sￂﾠNational Film & Television School.ￂﾠIn an interview with phase9 TV,ￂﾠTrier expressed that his future projects would pertain mainly to his personal interests.ￂﾠHis films focus primarily on memory and identity, which he regards as essential themes for cinema.
His debut filmￂﾠRepriseￂﾠfollows the story of two aspiring writers and their volatile relationship.ￂﾠReleased by Miramax films in 2006, it received several national awards, including theAmanda Awardￂﾠand the Aamot Statuette,ￂﾠas well as international recognition, with prizes at film festivals in Toronto, Istanbul, Rotterdam, Milano and Karlovy Vary,ￂﾠand led him to be named one ofￂﾠVariety's "10 Directors to Watch" in 2007.
His 2011 filmￂﾠOslo, August 31stￂﾠpremiered in theￂﾠUn Certain Regardￂﾠsection at theￂﾠ2011 Cannes Film Festival.ￂﾠRegarded as an adaptation of Louis Malle'sￂﾠThe Fire Within, the film's original plot is shifted from the location of Paris to Oslo.ￂﾠThe film received critical acclaim and was featured on several critics' 2012 top 10 lists.
He was named as one of the jury members for the Cinￃﾩfondation and short film sections of theￂﾠ2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Trier's next film will be in the English language and is entitledￂﾠLouder Than Bombs. Production started on September 2014 and the cast includesￂﾠJesse Eisenberg,ￂﾠGabriel Byrne,Isabelle Huppert,ￂﾠDavid Strathairn, andￂﾠAmy Ryan.ￂﾠIt was selected to compete for theￂﾠPalme d'Orￂﾠat theￂﾠ2015 Cannes Film Festival.
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