Interview with Director Kjersti Steinsbø (HEVN)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Kjersti Steinsbø’s feature film HEVN (Revenge) is a fascinating take on a classic movie plot. What happens when you seek revenge? It also tackles the subject of sexual abuse and the men who get away with it.

HEVN premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and is currently playing at the TIFF Lightbox in downtown Toronto.

HEVN is a terrific film and it was an honor to sit down with the director.

kjestisteinsboInterview with Kjersti Steinsbø:

Matthew Toffolo: Watching the film definitely makes you want to go to Norway, especially the beautiful opening. Of course it also serves as a metaphor where dark things happen in a beautiful exterior. How was your collaboration with your cinematographer Anna Myking?

Kjersti Steinsbø: This was the first project we did together. We’ve known each other for years. In 2011, Anna became the first female to DP a feature film in Norway…

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Happy Birthday: Howard Hawks (1896–1977)

howardhawks.jpgHappy Birthday director Howard Hawks (1896–1977)

Born: Howard Winchester Hawks
May 30, 1896 in Goshen, Indiana, USA

Died: December 26, 1977 (age 81) in Palm Springs, California, USA

Married to: Dee Hartford (20 February 1953 – 4 March 1960) (divorced) (1 child)

Mary Raye “Nancy” Gross (11 December 1941 – 9 June 1949) (divorced) (1 child)

Athole Shearer (28 May 1928 – 5 December 1940) (divorced) (2 children)

Read reviews of the best of the director:

BRINGING UP BABYBringing Up Baby
1938
dir. Howard Hawks
starring
Cary Grant
Katharine Hepburn

MOVIE POSTERTO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
1944
dir. Howard Hawks
Stars:
Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall

His Girl FridayHis Girl Friday
1940
dir. Hawks
starring
Cary Grant
Rosalind Russell

SERGEANT YORKSergeant York
1941
dir. Howard Hawks
Cast
Gary Cooper
Walter Brennan

MOVIE POSTERSCARFACE
1932
dir. Howard Hawks
Richard Rosson
Stars:
Paul Muni
Boris Karloff

Happy Birthday: Michael J. Pollard

michaeljpollardHappy Birthday actor Michael J. Pollard

Born: Michael John Pollack Jr.
May 30, 1939 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

MOVIE POSTERROXANNE
1987
dir. Fred Schepisi
Stars:
Steve Martin
Daryl Hannah

Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde
1967
dir. Arthur Penn
Cast
Warren Beatty
Faye Dunaway

 moviesSCROOGED
1988
dir. Richard Donner
Starring:
Bill Murray
Karen Allen
HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSESHouse of 1000 Corpses
2003
dir. Rob Zombie
Cast
Chad Bannon
William Bassett

Happy Birthday: Rachael Stirling

rachaelstirling.jpgHappy Birthday actor Rachael Stirling

Born: Rachael Atlanta Stirling
May 30, 1977 in London, England, UK

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

MOVIE POSTERSALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
dir. Lasse Hallstr�m
Stars:
Ewan McGregor
Emily Blunt

YOUNG VICTORIAYoung Victoria
2010
dir. Jean-Marc Vall�e
Cast
Blunt
Rupert Friend
MOVIE POSTERSNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
dir. Rupert Sanders
Stars:
Kristen Stewart
Chris Hemsworth

Happy Birthday: Colm Meaney

colmmeaney.jpgHappy Birthday actor Colm Meaney

Born: May 30, 1953 in Dublin, Ireland

Married to: Ines Glorian (15 March 2007 – present)

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

MOVIE POSTERFREE BIRDS
2013
dir. Jimmy Hayward
Stars:
Woody Harrelson
Owen Wilson

LAW ABIDING CITIZEN Movie PosterLaw Abiding Citizen
dir. F. Gary Gray
Stars:
Gerard Butler
Foxx
Leslie Bibb
The Damn UnitedThe Damn United
dir. Tom Hooper
Starring
Michael Sheen
Colm Meaney

MOVIE POSTERTHE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
dir. Mabrouk El Mechri
Stars:
Henry Cavill
Bruce Willis

The CommitmentsThe Commitments
1991
dir. by Alan Parker
starring
Robert Arkins
Colm Meaney

Get Him to the GreekGet Him to the Greek
dir. Nicholas Stoller
Stars
Jonah Hill
Russell Brand

Road to PerditionLAYER CAKE
2004
dir.Matthew Vaughn
Cast:
Daniel Craig
Tom Hardy

MOVIEONE CHANCE
2014
dir. David Frankel
Stars:
James Corden
Mackenzie Crook

MOVIE POSTERALAN PARTRIDGE
2014
dir. Declan Lowney
Stars:
Steve Coogan
Colm Meaney

Writing Festival Deadlines for Screenplays and Novels

WILDsound Festival

Deadline TODAY: 1pg. Screenplay Festival. Get your script performed at festival. Will perform 80% of submissions:

1pg. Screenplay Contest

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Deadline May 31st: Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch recent WINNING Screenplay Readings. At least 15 winners a month – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

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Deadline May 31st: TV PILOT/SPEC Script Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
TV Screenplay Testimonials from the WILDsound Festival

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DEADLINE May 31st: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

Novels Showcased so far in 2016:
16 Novels Performed
1 Novels Made into a…

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