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Quiet Storm, The
Quiet Storm, The

Quiet Storm, The

A free-spirited girl tired of her strait-laced family breaks free to pursue an entirely new life. It is the 70´s and her friends are under the influence of hippiedom and decide to run a home for troubled teenagers. The arrival of a mysterious young girl sets the film on fire.

Synopsis

A young, free-spirited girl, tired of her strait-laced and reactionary family surroundings breaks free to pursue an entirely new life. She joins the ranks of guidance-counselors running a small institution at an abandoned farm for troubled teens in a very remote part of Northern Iceland. It is the 70´s and the counselors are under the influences of the time; hippiedom, sitars and therapy consisting of pseudo-psychoanalysis in the guise of confrontational and truth-seeking group therapy encounters. The arrival of a mysterious young girl sets on its head their deeply felt counter-cultural belief that all authority is bad and is undermined when their own authority and moral superiority is challenged and attacked by the rebellious teens under their care. Deceit, desires and tragedy soon set into motion events that affect all players at the institution.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 5, 2007
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 100 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Veðramót
  • International Title: Quiet Storm, The
  • Production Year: 2007
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Quiet Storm, The
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with; English sub. - 35mm film with English sub. -

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Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland, 2016
  • Norræn kvikmyndavika í Vín, 2009
  • Scandinavische Filmtage in Bonn, 2009
  • Kuopio Film Festival, 2009
  • Cannes Film Festival - Market Screenings, 2008
  • Arsenals Film Festival, 2008
  • IFEMA, 2008
  • Moscow International Film Festival, 2008
  • Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 2008
  • Rural Route Film Festival, 2008
  • Scandinavian House, 2008
  • Scanorama, 2008
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2007 - Award: Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Jörundur ragnarsson). Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Actress of the year in a Leading Role (Hera Hilmarsdóttir, Tinna Hrafnsdóttir). Nominated for Actress/Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Gunnur Marteinsdóttir Schluter, Þorsteinn Bachmann). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Guðný Halldórsdóttir). Nominated fro Sound and Music of the Year (Sound: Pétur Einarsson). Nominated for Art Direction of the year (Costume Design: Rebekka Ingimundardóttir, Production Design: Tonie Zetterström).

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD

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