Life in a Fishbowl



St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Sun, Apr 19, 2015 9:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Fri, Apr 24, 2015 12:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Wed, Apr 29, 2015 9:40 PM
Film Info
English Title:Life in a Fishbowl
Program:Midnight Sun
Oscar® Submission
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Best International Feature Film - Zurich Film Festival
Tridens Award - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Print Source:Icelandic Film Centre
Director:Baldvin Zophoníasson
Producer:Júlíus Kemp
Ingvar Þórðarson
Cinematographer:Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson
Editor:Sigurbjorg Jonsdottir
Principal Cast:Thor Kristjansson
Hera Hilmar
Ingvar Þórðarson
Screenwriter:Birgir Örn Steinarsson
Baldvin Zophoníasson


The lives of three characters intertwine in this strongly acted, sensitively directed drama that offers a naturalistic portrait of Reykjavik on the eve of the country’s 2008 economic meltdown. Unable to make ends meet as a nursery-school teacher, pretty Eik moonlights as a high-end prostitute. Poet and novelist Mori, a raging alcoholic since a tragic incident 20 years earlier, looks and behaves like a down-and-out street person, although he actually owns a nice home in a desirable district. Meanwhile, Solvi, a former soccer star recruited into the snake pit of international banking, wants the rights to Mori’s property in order to facilitate a major downtown development. Touching a nerve on home turf, Fishbowl became one of Iceland’s biggest-ever domestic hits.