Country: Iceland, Denmark, Croatia
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Cast: Rade Serbedzija, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson
Runtime: 99 min.
A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. There, he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father, and he finds his childhood friends changed. In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari has to step up and find his way.
Awards & Festivals:
San Sebastian Internatonal Film Festival - Best Film
Les Arcs European Film Festival - Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Press Prize
Göteborg Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize
Chicago International Film Festival - Silver Hugo
Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Artistic Achievement Award
Sao Paolo International Film Festival - Best Screenplay
Transylvania International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize
Warszaw International Film Festival - Best Film
Spirit of Fire Film Festival - Best First Film
Edda Award Nomination - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound