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Sea, The
Sea, The

Sea, The

Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery.

Synopsis

Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed sexual abuse, lingering suspicions, sibling rivalries and incestuous passions. Ultimately, it's a heartless battle between the past and the future that culminates in a night of explosive rage.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 13, 2002
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 109 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Hafið
  • International Title: Sea, The
  • Production Year: 2002
  • Production Countries: Iceland, France
  • IMDB: Sea, The
  • Website: http://www.blueeyes.is/Films/The-sea/
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Play
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film without sub. - 35mm film with English sub. - DigiBeta with English sub. -

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Festival Intertational Mar del Plata, 2009
  • Academy Awards, 2003 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • Tromsø Int. Film Festival, 2003 - Award: Audience Award.
  • Sundance Film Festival, 2003
  • Hong Kong Film Festival, 2003
  • Singapore Int. Film Festival, 2003
  • Istanbul Film Festival, 2003 - Award: FIPRESCI Prize. Nominated for the Golden Tulip Awards.
  • Taormina Film Festival, 2003
  • Sidney Film Festival, 2003
  • Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 2003
  • Wellington Film Festival, 2003
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, 2003
  • Gimli Film Festival, 2003
  • Filmfest Hamburg, 2003
  • The 4th Seoul-European Film Festival, 2003
  • Nordic Film Days Lübeck, 2003
  • Kolkata Int. Film Festival, 2003
  • Mumbai Int. Film Festival, 2003
  • Goteborg Film Festival, 2003
  • Nordic Film Festival Rouen, 2003
  • Filmfest Hamburg, 2003
  • Scanorama November, 2003
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2002 - Award: Nominated for the Golden Seashell.
  • Norrænu kvikmyndaverðlaunin / Nordic Council Film Prize, 2002 - Award: Nominated.
  • Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Prize, 2002 - Award: Nominated as one of the three most interesting projects to be expected from Europe in 2002.
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2002
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2002 - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Gunnar Eyjólfsdon). Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir). Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Sigurdur Skúlason for The Sea and Made in Iceland). Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Herdis Thorvaldsdóttir). Screenplay of the Year (Baltasar Kormákur & Ólafur Haukur Símonarson). Editor of the Year (Valdís Óskarsdóttir). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Gudrun S. Gísladóttir). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Kristbjorg Kjeld). Set Design of the Year (Tonie Jan Zetterström).

Releases

  • Palm Pictures, 2003 - DVD
  • Brimar, 2003 - DVD

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