So, a little historical background first and foremost. In 1993, secret meetings happened in Norway between a group of Israelis and Palestinians that led to the creation of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. The Israeli and Palestine feud is pretty well-known at this point, especially given the current and previous presidential administrations of the US have put in their two cents about who to side with in the conflict. That being said, the upcoming HBO film Oslo looks to shed light on the complexities of this conflict beyond the perception of modern political agendas. Though Oslo will actually be adapted from Today, the official trailer was the Tony Award-winning play of the same name by playwright J.T. Rogers (who adapted the play himself to script form). returning to adapt his own play into a film. The official synopsis is as follows:
Adapted from the Tony Award-winning play of the same name, Oslo follows the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis and Palestinians, plus one Norwegian couple, that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.
Two of the most prominent stars of the film (who play the Norwegian couple mentioned in the synopsis) are Ruth Wilson as Mona Juul, a Norwegian foreign minister, and Andrew Scott as Terje Rod-Larsen, a Norwegian sociologist and Mona’s husband. And today, the official trailer gives insight into their roles in the larger conflict of the narrative and in history. Check it out below:
Oslo co-stars Salim Daw, Waleed Zuaiter, Jeff Wilbusch, Igal Naor, Dov Glickman, Rotem Keinan, Itzik Cohen, Tobias Zilliacus, and Tobias Zilliacus. It is directed by Bartlett Sher, set to debut on HBO and HBO Max on May 29th. Stay tuned!