Sony Music Entertainment Premium Content and Trafalgar Releasing are presenting a-ha film «True North» world premiere in selected cinemas on September 15th, 2022.

a-ha film «True North»  world premiere in selected cinemas on September 15th

The original idea for «True North» was for the Norwegian trio, formed of Morten Harket, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Magne Furuholmen, to record their first session in the wonderous studio location just 90km above the Arctic Circle then to film it. Eventually, the project expanded into more of a production, and they were joined by the talented Norwegian orchestra, Arctic Philharmonic. What spawned from these sessions is a magnificent album, and film to match, that details the band’s vision of a collective connection to the environment.

«True North is a letter from a-ha, from the Arctic Circle, a poem from the far north of Norway».

Magne Furuholmen, a-ha

In recurring vignettes, the multidimensional True North film follows this narrative arc through actors portraying life in the North as well as documenting the band recording music over two days in Bodø, Norway. This is a unique release from a-ha that embodies the spirit of their new songs, with long-time a-ha collaborator Stian Andersen at the helm as director.

«It’s been an honourable assignment to direct the True North movie. It’s also been a great pleasure to write and create the narrative to match a-ha’s beautiful songs in this film.»

Stian Andersen

Since their worldwide breakthrough with «Take On Me» in 1985, a-ha have continued to adapt and evolve. Now, with what is both their 11th studio album and the documentation of its creation, a-ha have entered a new phase.

«First, we had the idea to record a studio session live. Then, to film a studio session. That grew into more of a production with the Norwegian orchestra, the Arctic Philharmonic, who we have collaborated with.»

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, a-ha

«True North» is the band at their most revealing, most personal and most affecting. Never before has the spirit of a-ha been so exposed.

«True North» is produced by Aparent in conjunction with Sony Music Germany, Bodø2024 and Aker Horizons and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment’s Premium Content Division. The film is distributed theatrically worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing.

«True North» film is out in select cinemas worldwide on September 15th, 2022 - tickets on sale via special site.

You can see official a-ha «True North» film trailer here.

Info taken from official a-ha website.

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