Modern Films announce that Erik Poppe's award-winning film UTØYA-JULY 22 will be released in UK cinemas from Friday 26 October 2018. The film will have its UK Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on 12 October and screen again on 13 October as part of the festival.
On July 22, 2011 more than 500 youths attending a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed right-wing extremist. Earlier that day, he had bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island.
In this first fictional movie about the attack, we get to know 18-year-old Kaja and her friends. Shocked by the bombing in Oslo, the youngsters are reassuring relatives that they are far away from the incident. Suddenly, the safe atmosphere on the island of Utøya is shattered when shots are heard. We then follow Kaja as she tries to survive, minute by minute.