Victoria Film Festival | Men’s Room

Men's Room

Men’s Room

$11.43

Tues | February 25 | 7:30 PM | The Vic
Wed | February 26 | 7:30 PM | The Vic

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Joyous + Honest + Amusing

For vi er gutta

Director: Petter Sommer, Jo Vemund Svendsen

Norway  2018  74 min

Audience Award  Krakow Film Festival 

Documentary

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Unrated – Membership Required

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A group of 25 Norwegian men in their prime get together every Tuesday to sing dirty rock songs and drink beer in this very joyous documentary.

 

The men have promised to sing at each other’s funerals but what they hadn’t anticipated is how soon that might happen. Their choir director has a cancer diagnosis yet these closely-knit men plunge on without a whiff of sentimentality showing.

 

Meanwhile the choir is preparing for its biggest gig to date as the warm-up act for Black Sabbath before their concert in Norway 2016. The countdown has started, and our band of choirboys try to keep their spirits high with ribald songs about the trials of middle-age, while they also prepare to say farewell.

 

Their irreverent banter is always respectfully playful and the singing provides the vehicle for sharing their thoughts and opening up, joking with each other as they do. Rarely has a film been so quietly amusing, and surprisingly moving.

 

Directors Sommer and Svendsen film without artifice – no jiggly camera or extreme close-ups but rather it settles amongst the men and you feel like part of the choir. The Men’s Room is refreshingly clear and straight forward storytelling.

 

– Randy Waldie

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