When Rabbits Fly
When Rabbits Fly

When Rabbits Fly

A family of three (plus one rabbit) loses their social housing due to the father lying about being confined to a wheelchair and are subsequently forced to move into a cardboard box on top of Iceland's highest high rise.

Desperate to keep the family together and with a baby on the way, Steingrímur, the head of the family comes up with a devious plan that could either save his family, or tear it apart completely.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: May 28, 2011, Bíó Paradís
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Length: 21 min. 23 sec.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Þegar kanínur fljúga
  • International Title: When Rabbits Fly
  • Production Year: 2011
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Production Format: RED
  • Color: Yes



Company Credits


  • Encounters International Short Film Festival, Bristol, Britain,, 2012 - Award: Audience Award.
  • Slamdance Film Festival, Utah, USA, 2012
  • Brussels Short Film Festival, 2012
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2011

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland: Bíó Paradís, 2011

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