Heartstone

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Heartstone (Hjartasteinn)

Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

  • Iceland, Denmark 2016; 129 min
  • Original version: Icelandic
  • Genre: Drama
    • 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

  • Venice Days

Synopsis

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.

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