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Life in a Fishbowl
Life in a Fishbowl

Life in a Fishbowl

Life in a Fishbowl is about three people whose lives are intertwined:

After a horrible tragedy a writer drinks himself into oblivion on a twenty-year binge.

A young single mom moonlights as a prostitute to make ends meet.

Former soccer star is recruited into the snake pit of international banking and loses touch with his family.

Synopsis

Three different tales of three different people, all of whom end up having a lasting effect on one another. Twenty years after a horrible personal tragedy, a middle-aged writer still drinks himself into oblivion every day. A young single mom moonlights as a prostitute to make ends meet. A former soccer star is recruited into the snake pit of international banking and loses touch with his family.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: May 16, 2014, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 128 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Vonarstræti
  • International Title: Life in a Fishbowl
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic
  • IMDB: Life in a Fishbowl
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: Arri Alexa HD
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland, 2016
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2015
  • Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, 2015
  • Scandinavia House, New York, 2015
  • Scandinavian Film Festival LA, 2015
  • Göteborg Film Festival, Gautaborg, 2015
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2015
  • International Film Weekend Würzburg, 2015
  • Portland International Film Festival, Portland, 2015
  • Nordic Glory Film Festival, Jyväskylä, Finnlandi, 2015
  • Arktisen Upeeta Festival, Helsinki, 2015
  • Glasgow International Film Festival, 2015
  • Cinequest, San Jose, Bandaríkjunum, 2015
  • Boulder International Film Festival, 2015
  • Mamers en Mars, Mamers, 2015 - Award: Viewers Award.
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, 2015
  • Febiofest, Prag, 2015 - Award: Best Film.
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2015 - Award: Costume Design of the year (Margrét Einarsdóttir). Make-up Achievement of the year (Kristín Júlla Kristjánsdóttir). Screenplay of the year (Baldvin Z og Birgir Örn Steinarsson). Sound Design of the year (Árni Benediktsson, Huldar Freyr Arnarsson og Pétur Einarsson). Editing of the year (Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir). Film of the year. Cinematography of the year (Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson). Leading Actor of the year (Þorsteinn Bachmann). Leading Actress of the year (Hera Hilmarsdóttir). Set Design of the year (Gunnar Pálsson). Director of the year (Baldvin Z). Musical Score of the year (Ólafur Arnalds).
  • Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, 2015
  • Vilnius Film Festival, 2015
  • CPH PIX, Kaupmannahöfn, 2015
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, 2015
  • Nordic Film Focus, Róm, 2015
  • European Union Film Festival, Singapúr, 2015
  • Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, 2015
  • Nordic Film Festival, Lúxemborg, 2015
  • The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Bandaríkjunum, 2015
  • Icelandic Film Festival, Noida og Chennai, Indlandi, 2015
  • Icelandic Film Days In Moscow, 2015
  • Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival, 2015
  • Scottsdale Film Festival, 2015
  • Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, 2015
  • The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, 2015
  • Chennai International Film Festival, 2015
  • Iceland Sounds & Sagas, Turku, Finnlandi, 2015
  • Íslensk kvikmyndahátíð, Nuuk, 2015
  • The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund, 2015
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, 2014 - Award: Main prize.
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, 2014
  • Filmfest Hamburg, 2014
  • Zurich Film Festival, 2014 - Award: Hera Hilmar received a Special Mention award.
  • Kaunas Film Festival, 2014
  • Molodist International Film Festival, 2014
  • The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, 2014
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2014
  • Goa International Film Festival, 2014
  • Chennai International Film Festival, 2014
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2014

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