Commendation of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2018 (Competition)

The Ecumenical Jury commends Utøya 22. juli.  In a single take, with a hand held camera, the filmmaker creates a claustrophobic engagement with tragedy of the shocking attack that took the 69 lives of young people outside Oslo. The film plunges the audience into the anxiety and despair of the participants, and suggests the possibility of compassion and hope in the face of tragedy.