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Ártún
Ártún

Ártún

A young boy wants to have his first kiss but has no luck in the small village he lives in. His best friends tell him about girls in the city that get high and easy to make out with when they smoke cigarettes. He questions their story but still decides to join them to the city and find out for himself.

Synopsis

Director’s statement:
Ártún is a personal story based on my own experience as a young boy taking an early step into the teenage years. Like kids, in Ártún, the boys’ vision on the world is still very much a part of their own imagination. I want to reflect on this preteen period which I feel very strongly about. I look for my inspiration from these years with an urge to reconnect and understand them. As a kid and a teenager I used to wish that I could show the grownups around me, how our world really was. As a filmmaker I want to do that and make a film about youth as these years portray our life in a very clear, beautiful and sometimes harsh way.
Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 20 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Ártún
  • International Title: Ártún
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: Arri Alexa HD
  • Aspect Ratio: 2:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with English subtitles

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Titanic Budapest International Film Festival, 2018
  • International Festival of Local Televisions, Slovakia, 2016 - Award: Vogelsong Family Foundation Award.
  • Sardinia Film Festival, 2016 - Award: Youth Jury Award.
  • Ipsos Short Film Breaks, Romania, 2016 - Award: Best Short Film.
  • Taratsa International Film Festival, Greece, 2016 - Award: Best Director (Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson).
  • Filmfest Eberswalde – Provinziale, Germany, 2016 - Award: Audience Award.
  • Lecce Film Fest, Italy, 2016 - Award: Best Cinematography (Sturla Brandth Grøvlen).
  • Alter-Native Film Festival, Romania, 2016 - Award: Grand Award.
  • Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival, Serbíu, 2016
  • Mediawave festival, 2016 - Award: Best Performance in Short Film.
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2015 - Award: Nominated for Set Design of the year (Linda Stefánsdóttir).
  • Ale Kino! - International Young Audience Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Best Short Film for Young Audience.
  • Flickerfest, 2015
  • Prague Shorts Film Festival, 2015
  • Air d'Islande, 2015
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2015
  • Mecal International Short Film and Animation Festival, 2015
  • Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, 2015
  • Cannes Film Festival, 2015
  • Kino Otok, 2015
  • Festival Plein la Bobine, 2015
  • Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival for Children and Youth, 2015
  • Euganea Film Festival, 2015
  • Maine International Film Festival, 2015
  • Festival Silhouette, 2015
  • Best Of International Short Film Festival, 2015
  • Helsinski Film Festival, 2015
  • Culturescapes, 2015
  • Curtocircuíto – International Short Film Festival, 2015
  • Sedicicorto | International Film Festival, 2015
  • Tallgrass Film Festival, 2015
  • Festival Internacional de Jovenes Realizadores de Granada, 2015
  • Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, 2015
  • Latin American International Film Festival of Santiago de Chile, 2015
  • Cinemaforum, 2015
  • Festival Tous Courts, 2015
  • Festival Europeu de Curtmetratges, 2015 - Award: Best Short Film.
  • RiverRun International Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Honorable Mention.
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, 2015
  • Spot Festival, 2015 - Award: Best Fiction Film.
  • The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland, 2014
  • Reykjavík International Film Festival, 2014
  • Warsaw Film Festival, 2014
  • Northern Film Festival, 2014
  • Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven, 2014
  • Festival international du Film de Pau, 2014
  • Geneva International Film Festival, 2014
  • Hamptons International Film Festival, 2014
  • Chicago International Film Festival, 2014 - Award: Best live action short.
  • Zagreb Film Festival, 2014
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, 2014
  • Brest European Short Film Festival, 2014 - Award: Won the festival's Grand Prix.

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