Reprise is an intelligent reflection on friendship and youthful exuberance - a portrait of two young writers for whom life and art occupy the same blurry space. It is full of honesty and carefully observed moments, and while its preoccupations are weighty (love, disappointment, self-doubt), Reprise is buoyed by visual flourish, an infectious energy, and a superb soundtrack. Its splashy, self-conscious style--a throwback to the French New Wave--mixes film stocks, homages, flashbacks, flash-forwards, an unidentified narrator, and frequent detours to Paris.
...one of the most passionately and intellectually uninhibited works from a young director I've seen in ages. -- Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Effervescent... an impressive debut for young Norwegian Joachim Trier... -- Leslie Felperin, Variety