Directed by: Arild Andresen Script: Lars Gudmestad Producer: Håkon Øverås, Karin Julsrud Production company: 4 ½ Fiksjon as Cinematography: Gaute Gunnari Editing: Jon Endre Mørk Cast: Ask von der Hagen, Susanne Boucher, Andrine Sæther
Format: 35 mm Running time: 85'
Synopsis A Scandinavian coming-of-age comedy about the hardest lesson of high school - learning to take a risk. Twelve-year-old Jo is terrified of all the usual stuff: bullies, soccer practice, girls, crossing the street... Some might call him a little anxious, but he's just doing his best to survive the perils of high school life. Having a neurotic single mum and a lunatic football coach doesn't make things any easier, but worst of all is Tom, the bully who keeps making Jo do his homework for him. Jo is doing his best to play it safe - he'd rather just keep his head down and expand his soccer card collection. But the arrival of a new girl at school is about to change everything.
Awards and Festivals Berlin International Film Festival 2011 - Crystal Bear (Generation Kplus), Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Mention
Montréal International Children's Film Festival 2011 - Grand Prix de Montréal Best Film
Directors Biography Arild Andresen was born in 1967, Norway. Studied culture and media at Stavanger University and television production at Bergen University. In 1994 he began directing successful commercials and shorts. In 2006 he directed the Emmy nominated series 'Gutta Boys'. 'The Liverpool Goalie' marks his debut as a feature film director.
Location and screening schedule: EUROPA CINEMA, Friday, October 21st at 12.30 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Friday, October 21st at 18.30 EUROPA CINEMA, Saturday, October 22nd at 11.00