Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier, Norway, was a student at the European Film College in 1995-1996. After that he attended the National Film and Television School in London (NFTS), from where he graduated as a director in 2000. His debut feature, 'Reprise' won numerous awards, including the Discovery Award at the Toronto Film Festival, and it launched his journey towards becoming one of the most acclaimed directors in Europe. He recently co-wrote and directed the film 'Louder Than Bombs', which was selected for the main competition in Cannes in 2015.

Joachim Trier always works closely with another EFC alumni, editor Olivier Bugge Coutté, who edits all Trier's feature films. The two of them met during their stay at the European Film College.

Joachim Trier says about his stay at the European Film College:

'The European Film College was very important for my development. I knew that I wanted to be a film director, actually. I was one of the few that kind of knew that before I came here. But I really didn’t have a clue about the work process, of how I wanted to work, and I needed to meet collaborators. I learned to do all kinds of different things, and at the same time I also met people that I still work with, like Olivier Bugge Coutté, who’s the editor of all my feature films. And even though it’s been 20 years…when I’m back here, I kind of fall into the groove of things. It’s also nice, because it’s a mixed course with so many different people and ambitions. And another great thing about this school is that there is this openness to explore. You don’t have to decide right now, you can try yourself out, while you’re here. I think that’s a really good thing.'
Joachim Trier

Director, writer



Especially known for
'Louder Than Bombs', 'Reprise', 'Oslo August 31st'