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Noi the Albino
Noi the Albino

Noi the Albino

A wonderboy and drop-out on an Icelandic village scale, Noi (17), dreams of escaping from his remote fjord with the girl from the filling station.

Synopsis

Is he the village Idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Nói drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Nói dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with Iris, a city girl who works in a local gas station. But his clumsy attempts at escape spiral out of control and end in complete failure. Only a natural disaster will shatter Noi's universe and offer him a window into a better world.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: February 27, 2003
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Length: 93 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Nói albínói
  • International Title: Noi the Albino
  • Production Year: 2003
  • Production Countries: Iceland, England, Denmark, Germany
  • IMDB: Noi the Albino
  • Website: http://www.zikzak.is/noi-the-albino/
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. - Betacam SP with English sub.

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finnlandi, 2016
  • Iceland Sounds & Sagas, Turku, Finnlandi, 2015
  • Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York, 2012
  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Scandinavian House, 2009
  • Nordatlantens Brygge Biodage, 2009
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Academy Awards, 2004 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • Alpe Adria Cinema-Trieste, 2004
  • Bankok IFF, 2004
  • Fajr IFF(Tehran), 2004
  • Winter Sarajevo, 2004
  • Belgrade IFF, 2004
  • Skopje FF, 2004
  • Semarang IFF, 2004
  • East Lansing FF (Michigan), 2004
  • IFF Urugay (Montevideo), 2004
  • Singapore IFF, 2004
  • Ale kino young audience FF-Pozan, 2004
  • Buenos Aires Children & Youth IFF, 2004
  • Rome MEDFILM Festival, 2004
  • Premiers Plans Angers, 2004
  • Rouen Nordic FF, 2003 - Award: Grand Jury Prize
  • Infinity Film Festival, 2003
  • San Fransisco Film Festival, 2003
  • Dublin Film Festival, 2003
  • Salerno Film Festival, 2003
  • Buenos Aires Film Festival, 2003
  • Washington Film Festival, 2003
  • Bruxelles European FF, 2003 - Award: Nominated for Golden Iris.
  • Transilvania Festival, 2003 - Award: Transilvania Trophy.
  • Sidney Film Festival, 2003
  • Cinema Jove, 2003
  • Longest Night Festival, 2003
  • Karlovy Vary, 2003
  • Puchon Intl Fantastic FF, 2003
  • Jerusalem Film Festival, 2003
  • Auckland Festival, 2003
  • Wellington Festival, 2003
  • Galway Film Fleach, 2003
  • Melbourne Int. Film Festival, 2003
  • Motovun Film Festival, 2003
  • Brisbane Int. Film Festival, 2003
  • Copenhagen Int. Film Festival, 2003
  • Edinburgh Int. Film Festival, 2003 - Award: Won New Director's Award - Special Mention.
  • Sarajevo FF, 2003
  • Jonköbing Film festival, 2003
  • Der Neue Heimatfilm (Linz), 2003
  • Toronto Film Festival, 2003
  • Semerangt Int. Film Festival, 2003
  • Helsinki Film Festival, 2003
  • Athens Int'l FF, 2003
  • Hamburg Film Festival, 2003
  • Vancouver Film Festival, 2003
  • Leeds Int. Film Festival, 2003
  • Warsaw Film Festival, 2003
  • Pusan Film Festival, 2003
  • Zagreb Int. Filmnfestival, 2003
  • European FF-Films on wheels, 2003
  • Film October, 2003
  • Jakarta Int'l FF, 2003
  • Festival Nouveau Cinema, 2003
  • Haifa Int. Festival, 2003
  • Durban IFF, 2003
  • Viennale IFF, 2003
  • Sao Paulo IFF, 2003
  • Koszalin Film Festival, 2003
  • Seoul European Film Festival, 2003
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, 2003
  • Ljubljana IFF, 2003
  • MIFED, 2003
  • Film d'auteur/ Belgrade, 2003
  • Seville International Film Festival, 2003
  • Torino Film Festival, 2003
  • Cardiff Screen Festival, 2003
  • Gijon Int. Film Festival, 2003 - Award: Nominated for Grand Pirx Asturias for Best Feature.
  • Black Night Film Festival, 2003
  • Thessaloniki FF, 2003
  • Taipei Golden Horse film Festival. Bratislava, 2003
  • ACE Cognac, 2003
  • Sousse IFFfor Youth & Childhood, 2003
  • Amanda Awards, 2003 - Award: Dagur Kári nominated for Best Nordic Newcomer.
  • Angers European First Film Festival, 2003 - Award: Won "Ciné Cinémas" Awards, Best soundtrack, European Jury Award, GNCR Award, Laser Vidéo Titres Award
  • Buster International Children's Film Festival, 2003 - Award: Best Nordic Children's Film - Special Mention
  • Denver International Film Festival, 2003 - Award: Krzysztof Kieslowski Award
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2003 - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actor of the Year in a Leading Role ( Tómas Lemarquis). Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Throstur Leo Gunnarsson). Screenplay of the Year (Dagur Kári Pétursson). Set Design (Jón Steinar Ragnarsson). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Hjalti Rögnvaldsson & Thorsteinn Gunnarsson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Anna Fridriksdóttir & Elín Hansdóttir). Nominated for Cinematography of the Year (Rasmus Videbæk).
  • European Film Awards, 2003 - Award: Nominated for European Film Award fór Best Actor. Nominated for Audience Awards for Best Actor. Nominated for Audience Awards for Best Director.
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 2003 - Award: FIPRESCI Prize. Nordic Film Prize.
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2003 - Award: MovieZone Award. Nominated for the Tiger Award.
  • Undine Awards, 2003 - Award: Undine Award for best Young Actor.

Releases

  • Epix media AG, 2007 - DVD
  • Artificial Eye, 2004 - VHS
  • Artificial Eye, 2004 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2003 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2003 - VHS

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