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Angels of the Universe
Angels of the Universe

Angels of the Universe

Angels of the Universe portrays the life of Paul, who suffers from schizophrenia, and the way people react to his illness.

Synopsis

At first we see him with his family, childhood friends and the girl (Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir) that he loves, and then we follow him into the psychiatric hospital. There we meet his colorful companions Óli Beatle (Baltasar Kormákur), who believes he has written all the Beatles' songs and sent them to the group as telepathic messages; the sophisticated and erudite Viktor (Björn Jörundur), who sometimes suddenly turns into Hitler; and Peter (Hilmir Snær Gudnason), Paul's room-mate, who has freaked out on acid and is under the impression he wrote a doctorate about Schiller at a Chinese university.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: January 1, 2000, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 97 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Englar alheimsins
  • International Title: Angels of the Universe
  • Production Year: 2000
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
  • IMDB: Angels of the Universe
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Novel
  • Antecendent Title: Angels of the Universe
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with; English, German,French,Czech sub. - 35mm film with English sub. 35 mm film with French sub. - Blu Ray with; English, German,French,Czech sub. -SP Betacam w/English subtitles.

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Company Credits

Festivals

  • Pula Film Festival, 2014
  • A'l'Est, du Nouveau, France, 2012
  • Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York, 2012
  • ARTscape, Lithuania, 2011
  • Icelandic Film Days, Innspruck, 2010
  • Artfilmfest International Film Festival, 2010
  • Yerevan International Film Festival, 2010
  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Icelandic Film Days Strasbourg, 2010
  • Festival Intertational Mar del Plata, 2009
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Academy Awards, 2001 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • Sundance Film Festival, 2001
  • Santa Barbara Film Festival, 2001 - Award: World Prism Award.
  • Cinema nordique in Rouen, 2001
  • Istanbul Int. Film Festival, 2001
  • Festival Cinema Africano, 2001
  • Hong Kong Int. Film Festival, 2001
  • Troia Int. Film Festival, 2001 - Award: OCIC Award - Special Mention (Fridrik ThórFridriksson). Silver Dolphin for Best Actori (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson).
  • Geniuzastare Film Festival, 2001
  • Melbourne Int. Film Festival, 2001
  • Festival de Sevilla, 2001
  • 27th Korean Independent Film Festival, 2001
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 2000 - Award: Best Screenplay.
  • Filmfest München, 2000
  • Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival, 2000 - Award: The main Fipresci Jury Prize. Special Jury Mention.
  • Galway Film Fleadh, 2000
  • Jerusalem Film Festival, 2000
  • The Motovun Film Festival, 2000
  • Edinburgh Int. Film Festival, 2000
  • Blue Sea Film Festival, 2000
  • European Film Awards, 2000 - Award: The People's Choice Awards: Best European Actor (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson). Nominated for Best European Actor (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson)
  • New Nordic Films, 2000
  • Toronto Int. Film Festival, 2000
  • Film by the Sea, 2000 - Award: Best film.
  • Film Forum Arsenals, 2000
  • Warsaw Film Festival, 2000
  • Pusan Int. Film Festival, 2000
  • Flanders Int. Film Festival, 2000
  • Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival, 2000
  • Durban Int. Film Festival, 2000
  • Nordische Filmtage, 2000
  • Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival, 2000
  • Black Nights Film Festival, 2000
  • The Edda Awards - Award: Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actor in a leading role (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson). Actor in a supporting role (Björn Jörundur Fridbjörnsson). Actress in a supporting role (Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir), Original Score of the Year (Himar Örn Hilmarsson, Sound Design of the Year (Kjartan Kjartansson, )

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • KSM GmbH, 2007 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2002 - VHS
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2002 - DVD

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