Paris of the North

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    Paris of the North

    París Norðursins

    Directed by

    Iceland, France, Denmark

    2014

    95 min

    • Icelandic

    Comedy drama

    Karlovy Vary IFF

    Seeking shelter from the trials and tribulations of city life, Hugi has built a quiet existence for himself in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Here, he passes his days jogging, attending AA meetings and taking Portuguese lessons online. But when Hugi’s estranged, boozy father shows up out of the blue, the precarious balance he has worked so hard to achieve is tested to the limit.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Björn Thors
    Helgi Björns
    Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
    Screenplay
    Huldar Breiðfjörð
    Cinematography
    G. Magni Ágústsson
    Editing
    Kristján Loðmfjörð
    Music
    Prins Póló
    Production
    ZIK ZAK FILMWORKS
    Production
    KJARTANSSON
    Festival Bookings
    PASCALE RAMONDA
    Sales
    ARIZONA FILMS

    Press

    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson has crafted a revealing, amusing and intelligent film to be cherished.

    Mark Adams, Screen Daily

    This is a tight piece of work that sets an intimate relationship drama against the vastness and majesty of Iceland’s mountains and countryside

    Laurence Boyce , Cineuropa

    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

    Iceland

    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1978. He studied screenwriting and film directing at Columbia University, New York. His first feature film EITHER WAY screened at more than 50 film festivals around the world and was re-made in the US as PRINCE AVALANCHE. In 2012, Hafsteinn Gunnar was selected as “Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch”. PARIS OF THE NORTH is his second feature film.

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