The tale behind the tunes.
A-ha: The Movie premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary follows the journey of Norway’s new wave trio, best known for its 80’s smash hit Take On Me.
Formed in 1980s Oslo, A-ha is a synth-pop band made up of guitarist and keyboardist Magne Furuholmen, vocalist Morten Harket, and guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy. A-ha won numerous national and international awards during its career, along with being nominated for a Grammy in 1986 for Best New Artist.
Now, the trio’s story has come to the big screen. A-ha: The Movie details the band’s beginnings, success, breakups, and comebacks throughout over 30 years in the music industry. The documentary, by director Thomas Robsahm, includes new interviews and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage.
The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival began on June 9 and ended on June 20, with A-ha: The Movie airing on June 12 and 13. At the film fest, A-ha: The Movie took away second place in the Audience Award category, which is decided by viewers.
Want to watch?
You can catch a special screening of the movie in Stavanger on August 26.
After that, Aha: The Movie‘s Norwegian theatrical release is slated for September 3, 2021. Streaming and other releases are likely to follow a few months later.
In the meantime, enjoy the documentary’s official trailer:
And, the band’s cult classic Take On Me (which has over 1 billion views on Youtube!):
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