Every Tuesday, 25 middle-aged Norwegian men take a break from their everyday lives to meet and drink beer, tell bad jokes and sing dirty rock songs. They are rehearsing for their biggest event ever — warming up for Black Sabbath in front of 10,000 people. There are problems backstage as Ivar, the conductor, is terminally ill, and might not live to experience the concert.
This is the premise of the film, The Men’s Room, a moving tribute to male friendship and vulnerability that is brimming with quiet humour, heartfelt compassion and great music.
The 75-minute film by Peter Sommer and Jo Vemund Svendson won the Audience Award at the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the Odessa Int’l Film Festival and Moscow Int’l Film Festival.
The Men’s Room is among the features at the World Community Film Festival Feb. 5-13.
For tickets and a full program guide, visit worldcommunity.ca/film-festival