A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it’s time to leave the playground and face adulthood.
- Queer Lion - Venice IFF
- Best Director, Special Mention for Baldur Einarsson - Warsaw FF
- Silver Alexander (Special Jury Award) - Thessaloniki IFF
- Don Quijote Award - Tromsø IFF
- Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award for European Feature Films - Angers FF
- Saftas/Erasmus Award for a European Feature (Screenplay Readings) - Angers FF
- The Lorens Award for Best Producer - Göteborg FF
- Best Icelandic Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Editing - Edda Awards
- Best Actor (Blær Hinriksson), Best Supporting Actress (Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir) - Edda Awards
- Jury Award, Best Debut - Belgrade IFF
- Audience Award - Crossing Europe
- The Europe Award - Zlín FF
- Best Directing Award, The Audience Award - Transilvania IFF
- FIPRESCI Award - Molodist Kyiv IFF
- Toronto International Film Festival 2016
- Busan International Film Festival 2016
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016
- Premiers Plans Festival - Angers 2017
- Göteborg Film Festival 2017
- Istanbul Film Festival 2017
- Zlín Film Festival 2017
- Transilvania International Film Festival 2017
- Helsinki IFF - Love & Anarchy 2017
- Baldur Einarsson
- Blær Hinriksson
- Diljá Valsdóttir
- Katla Njalddottir
- Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
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- Anne Østerud
- Janus Billeskov Jansen
- Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
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A delicate and heartfelt story of friendship that successfully conveys the problems of an age at which it sometimes seems like your worst enemy is yourself.
Guðmundsson maps the subtle, even subconscious, strain this development places on the relationship with tact and intelligence, aided by the open, naturally expressive performances of his two young leads.
A well-acted, visually atmospheric debut that shows promise, casting a soulful gaze on awkward-age upheavals.
I want to make films that influence the audience.
Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1982. He has a Fine Arts Degree from the Icelandic Art Academy and studied screenwriting in Denmark. He now works as a ﬁlmmaker and a part time teacher in screenwriting, directing and video art.