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Parents
Parents

Parents

The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. When he finds out that his wife has been deceiving him all these years he decides it's time for a change.

Einar is a stockbroker who is very successful at work but not in his personal life.

Katrin returns from Sweden where she has lived for eight years. She gets a job as a dentist's assistant intending to make a fresh start but her troubled past catches up with her.

Synopsis

The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. He wants a baby of his own flesh and blood but it's not working out. When he finds out that his wife has been deceiving him all these years he decides it's time for a change.

Einar is a stockbroker who is very successful at work but not in his personal life. For the last couple of months Einar has been living at a hotel waiting for his wife to realize the terrible mistake she made by throwing him out.

Katrin Rose returns from Sweden where she has lived for eight years. In Iceland Katrin has an eleven-year-old son, brought up by his grandmother and now Katrin wants him back. Katrin gets a job as a dentist's assistant intending to make a fresh start but her troubled past catches up with her.

Parents is the independent second part of twin features by Ragnar Bragason and Vesturport exploring the roles of children and parents. The first part, Children, was released in 2006.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: January 19, 2007
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 120 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Foreldrar
  • International Title: Parents
  • Production Year: 2007
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Parents
  • Website: http://vesturport.com/films/movie-parents-2006/
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Black & white
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. DCP with; English, German sub. in production.

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland, 2016
  • Scandinavian House, 2009
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Palm Springs Film Festival, 2008
  • Scandinavian Film Festival, 2008
  • 100.000 Retinas, 2008
  • Scandinavian House, 2008
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, 2008
  • Icelandic Institute, 2008
  • FEBIOFEST, 2008
  • Wisconsin Film Festival, 2008
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, 2008
  • Icelandic Film Cultural Event, 2008
  • Icelandic Film Focus, 2008
  • Cannes International Film Festival, 2007
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2007
  • Pusan International Film Festival, 2007
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2007
  • Brisbane International Film Festival, 2007
  • Filmfest Hamborg, 2007
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, 2007
  • Images Groningen, 2007
  • Raindance Film Festival, 2007
  • Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, 2007
  • Riga Nordic Film Days, 2007
  • Rome International Film Festival, 2007
  • Sydney Film Festival, 2007
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 2007
  • Denver Film Festival, 2007
  • San Sebastian, 2007
  • Euro Film Festival, 2007
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2007
  • Edda Awards, 2007 - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson). Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir). Screenplay of the Year (Ragnar Bragason, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Víkingur Kristjánsson and the cast). Cinematography and editing og the Year (Cinematography: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson).

Releases

  • SAM myndir, 2006-2008 - DVD

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