The Grandad



St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sat, Apr 18, 2015 7:40 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Thu, Apr 23, 2015 2:45 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Tue, Apr 28, 2015 4:45 PM
Film Info
English Title:The Grandad
Program:Midnight Sun
Forecast Public Art
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Laugh out Loud
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Print Source:Icelandic Film Center
Director:Bjarni Haukur Thórsson
Producer:Bjarni Haukur Thórsson
Ingvar Þórðarson
Cinematographer:Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson
Editor:Guðni Hilmar Halldórsson
Principal Cast:Þorsteinn Bachmann
Sigrún Edda Björnsdótti
Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson
Screenwriter:Ólafur Egilsson
Bjarni Haukur Thórsson


MSPIFF at Rochester: Mon, 4/20 at 1:00pm

Screening with Forecast Public Art short film Crescent Collective, April 18.

A hilarious and touching film about life at the crossroads and the meaning of it all, The Grandad may be the first-ever film to have a running (and very funny) prostate joke. It centers on mild-mannered Gudjón, a father of two, who is approaching retirement. A dream trip to the Canary Islands with his wife doesn’t turn out the way he expects and forces him to take a good, hard look at his marriage and the inevitable aging process. This smart cinematic adaptation of director Bjarni Haukur Þórsson’s wildly successful play features spot-on comic timing and an extremely sympathetic performance from Sigurður Sigurjonsson, one of Iceland’s best-known and most versatile actors.


Crescent Collective
Forecast Public Art
Country: USA | Language: English | Runtime: 6 min
Director(s): John Akre

Laura Bigger, Artemis Eitsen and Teréz Iacovino are the Crescent Collective, three artists working to create public art that grows food. This video looks at three prototype sculptures they made to experiment with different models of hydroponic growing systems that could be constructed in the public realm. It is public art that you can eat - an idea that grows in importance as people move away from rural areas and cities get denser and attempt to be more sustainable and self-sufficient.