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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
LGBTQ Currents
Culture & Society
Family Drama
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2016
Runtime:129 min
Festivals & Awards:Audience Award - CPH PIX
Q Hugo Award
Best Feature - Chicago International Film Festival
FIPRESCI Prize: Best Film - Molodist International Film Festival
Ocaña Award - Seville European Film Festival
Silver Alexander
Special Jury Award - Thessaloniki Film Festival
Don Quixote Award - Tromsø International Film Festival
Queer Lion - Venice Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Films Boutique
Director:Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Producer:Anton Máni Svansson
Lise Orheim Stender
Jesper Morthorst
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Cinematographer:Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Screenwriter:Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Editor:Anne Østerud
Janus Billeskov Jansen
Composer:Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Principal Cast:Baldur Einarsson
Blær Hinriksson
Diljá Valsdóttir
Katla Njálsdóttir
Filmography:Debut Feature


In a rocky and desolate fishing village in rural Iceland, 14-year-old Thor and Kristján while away their days, wondering about their future and feeling bored. Thor lives with his single mom who is back on the dating scene, and Kristján is verbally abused by his alcoholic father. Although both boys have mutual friends and each makes his attempt at dating girls, their friendship is the most important thing they have. But when Thor begins to notice that Kristján’s utter devotion to their friendship is more than platonic, complications arise. In his film, director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson has referred to his own time in a small Icelandic town: “In that particular town, I would feel that the grown-ups are a little closed and not happy. And I could feel that the teenagers, as soon as they started growing, felt that too. That town started to become too small for them, they wanted out.”

Director’s Biography

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson was born 1982 in Reykjavík. He graduated from the Icelandic Art Academy. After graduation, he moved to Denmark and studied screenwriting. His short films include “Whale Valley” ('13), which was in the Official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival and received a nomination for the European Film Awards.