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Cold Light
Cold Light

Cold Light

A 40-year-old is hiding in a self-made prison of mundane life. The film opens as he finally becomes resolved to dare gaze at and come to terms with someone's totally different life, his unthinkable past. He turbulently sheds the cobwebs to find that light and happiness have been awaiting him. And this potentially cold cinematic knock on life's door becomes a defiantly uplifting work of art.

Synopsis

What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. One that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon. A 40-year-old man hides in a self-made prison of mundane life. The film opens as he finally becomes resolved to dare gaze at, and come to terms with someone's totally different life, his unthinkable past. He turbulently sheds the cobwebs to find that light and happiness has been waiting for him. And this potentially cold cinematic knock on life's door becomes a defiantly uplifting work of art.

Cold Light is a warm story painted by chilling clairvoyance.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: January 1, 2004
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 96 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Kaldaljós
  • International Title: Cold Light
  • Production Year: 2004
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom
  • IMDB: Cold Light
  • 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: DCP with English and German sub. -

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Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland, 2016
  • Festival Intertational Mar del Plata, 2009
  • Academy Awards, 2005 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film
  • Febio Film Festival, 2005
  • Scermi' Amore Film Festival, 2005 - Award: Best Picture. Audience Award. Best Cinematography..
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 2004
  • International Film Festival, 2004
  • Festival du Film de Mar del Plata, 2004 - Award: Catholic "Signis" Award. Nominated for Best Film.
  • Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2004
  • Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 2004
  • Film by the Sea Film Festival, 2004
  • Warsaw Film Festival, 2004
  • Festroia Int. Film Festival, 2004 - Award: Best New Talent (Áslákur Ingvarsson).Silver Dolphin for Best Actor (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson). Nominated for the Golden Dolphin for Best Film.
  • Art Film Festival, 2004 - Award: Golden Key for Best Director.
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2004 - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Actor in a Leading Role (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson). Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Kristbjörg Kjeld). Cinematography of the Year (Sigurdur Sverrir Pálsson). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Áslakur Ingvarsson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role. (Helga Braga Jónsdóttir & Snæfríður Ingvarsdóttir).
  • Autrans Int. Film Festival "Mountain & Adventure", 2004 - Award: Spécial du Jury.
  • Jameson People's Choice Awards/European Film Awards, 2004 - Award: Nominated for Best European Director. Nominated for Best European Actor (Ingvar E Sigurdsson).

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2004 - DVD

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