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Jar City
Jar City

Jar City

A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Synopsis

While a desperate, young father tries to find out what led to the death of his five year old girl, inspector Erlendur investigates the murder of an elderly loner in a run-down basement flat. The inspector and his crew don’t have much to go by in the investigation, but a photograph of a young girl’s grave gives them a lead. They discover that many years ago the victim was accused, though not convicted, of horrible crimes. Did the old man’s past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur reopens this very cold case, he follows a trail of unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that are much larger than the murder of one old man – with clues knit into the genetic bloodline of an entire country.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 20, 2006
  • Genre: Thriller, Detective
  • Length: 93 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Mýrin
  • International Title: Jar City
  • Production Year: 2006
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark, Germany
  • Premiere TV Channel: Stöð 2
  • IMDB: Jar City
  • Website: www.blueeyes.is
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Novel
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. - DigiBeta with English sub. -

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Seversky Filmovy Klub, Prag, 2015
  • Avvantura Festival Film Forum Zadar, 2014
  • Salisbury International Arts Festival, 2014
  • Gdynia Film Festival, Gda?sk, Poland, 2013
  • Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York, 2012
  • BAMcinématek Program, New York., 2011
  • Nordic Council of Ministers, Kaliningrad, 2009
  • Festroia International Film Festival, 2009
  • Manresa Film Noir International Film Festival, 2009
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Academy Awards, 2008 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • The International Film Festival in Valenciennes, 2008 - Award: Grand Prix as Best Film.
  • The International Film Festival in Valenciennes, 2008 - Award: Best Director. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson).
  • Titanic International Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Breaking Waves Award for the strongest film in competition.
  • Festival du Film policiers, 2008 - Award: Audience Award.
  • 2007 European Film Awards, 2008 - Award: Short-Listed.
  • Bozar Festival, 2008
  • Bratislava International Film Festival, 2008
  • Calgary International Film Festival, 2008
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, 2008
  • European Film Festival, 2008
  • Febiofest, 2008
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2008
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, 2008
  • Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2008
  • Lato Filmow, 2008
  • MUCES, 2008
  • Nordic Film Festival, Rouen, 2008
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2008
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, 2008
  • Shanghai International Film Festival, 2008
  • Smith Rafael Center San Francisco, 2008
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2008
  • Transylvania International Film Festival, 2008
  • Karlovy Vary, 2007 - Award: Crystal Globe.
  • Karlovy Vary, 2007 - Award: FICC Don Quijote Prize.
  • Courmayeur Noir In Festival, 2007 - Award: Napapijri Prize (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson).
  • Nordic Film Council Prize, 2007 - Award: Nominated.
  • Berlinale - Market Screening, 2007
  • Pusan International Film Festival, 2007
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2007
  • Bergen International Film Festival, 2007
  • Bratislava International Film Festival, 2007
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival, 2007
  • Ljubljana International Film Festival, 2007
  • London International Film Festival, 2007
  • Scanorama, 2007
  • Sevilla European Film Festival, 2007
  • Sofia International Film Festival, 2007
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, 2007
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 2007
  • Telluride Film Festival, 2007
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2007
  • Warsaw International Film Festival, 2007
  • Zagreb Film Festival, 2007
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2006 - Award: Feature Film og the Year. Director of the Year. Actor of the Year (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson). Actor of the year in a supporting role (Atli Rafn Sigurðarson). Sound and Music og the Year (Music: Mugison, also awarded for the music from A Little Trip to Heaven).

Releases

  • Sena, 2007 - DVD

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