Hjartasteinn

Heartstone

 
Ein entlegenes Fischerdorf in Island. Die Teenager Thor und Christian erleben einen turbulenten Sommer. Während der eine versucht, das Herz eines Mädchens zu gewinnen, entdeckt der andere neue Gefühle für seinen besten Freund. Als der Sommer zu Ende geht und die harsche Natur Islands Oberhand gewinnt, ist es für Thor und Christian an der Zeit, den metaphorischen Spielplatz zu verlassen und sich dem Erwachsenwerden zu stellen. Ein ergreifendes, kunstvoll gefertigtes Debüt, basierend auf der persönlichen Geschichte des Regisseurs.

In a small village in rural Iceland, Thor and Christian are best friends whose home lives are unsatisfactory, to say the least. Thor is ruthlessly mocked by his elder sisters, while his mother can’t be bothered to hide her frustration at having to sacrifice her pleasure for the sake of her children. While Thor suffers from absentee parenting, Christian’s drunken and abusive father is, unfortunately for him, all too present. When the two friends strike up romantic relationships with a pair of girls, the events that follow threaten to destroy the longest and most meaningful relationship either has ever had. (Steve Gravestock, Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
GUÐMUNDUR ARNAR GUÐMUNDSSON was born in 1982 in Reykjavík. He has a degree in fine arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and studied screenwriting in Denmark. For his short film Whale Valley, he received a Special Mention in the Official Competition of the Cannes International Film Festival and a nomination for the European Film Awards. Heartstone is his debut feature. // Films (selection): Þröng sýn (2005, short), Jeffrey & Beth (2009, short), Whale Valley (2013, short), Ártún (2014, short), The Mad Half Hour (2015, short), Hjartasteinn (Heartstone, 2016)

CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film 2017
CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2017: CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2017
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Dänemark / Island 2016
color
129 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Kamera Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Schnitt Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen
Ton/Sounddesign Peter Schultz
Musik Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Mit Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst (SF Studios, DK), Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Join Motion Pictures, IS)
Produzent*innen Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir
Produktion
SF Studios Wildersgade 8 1408 Copenhagen K Denmark production@sfstudios.dk www.sfstudios.dk
Österreichpremiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film 2017
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