New Cinema






“Barn” (directed by Dag Johan Haugerud) is a socially engaged cinema from Norway. The drama’s core is a fight on school’s sports field between
the 13-year-old Lykke and his friend Jamie, who falls on the ground unconscious. The school investigation reveals that there are several versions of events which led to the tragedy, and the tension builds up because the victim’s and the attacker’s parents are members of opposing political parties. What is more, the school headmistress is having an affair with… Jamie’s father. The film, previously known under the title “Beware of the Children”, had its premiere at the Festival in Venice (Venice Days section), it has also won awards at notable European festivals: in Goteborg and Thessaloniki.


Director: Dag Johan Haugerud

Screenwriter: Dag Johan Haugerud

Cinematographer: Øystein Mamen

Composer: Arnaud Fleurent-Didier, Peder Kjellsby

Editor: Jens Christian Fodstad

Cast: Henriette Steenstrup, Jan Gunnar Røise, Thorbjørn Harr, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Hans Olav Brenner

Producer : Tomas Eskilsson, Erik Hemmendorff, Yngve Sæther

Production Company: Tongariro


Dragon Award (Göteborg Film Festival 2020) Best Nordic Film: Dag Johan Haugerud

Dragon Award (Göteborg Film Festival 2020) Best Acting: Henriette Steenstrup

FIPRESCI Prize (Thessaloniki Film Festival 2019) International Competition: Dag Johan Haugerud

Human Values Award (Thessaloniki Film Festival 2019) Best Film: Dag Johan Haugerud