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Wrestling

Wrestling

A love story of two men, told through the Icelandic Wrestling.

Synopsis

Denni is a tunnel-maker and Einar is a farmer in the country side of Iceland. They both practice the sport of Icelandic wrestling, which allows them to escape their daily routine and to express their true selves.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 10, 2007
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 20 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Bræðrabylta
  • International Title: Wrestling
  • Production Year: 2007
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Wrestling
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence, Frakklandi, 2015
  • Interfilm Berlin, International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany,, 2012
  • International Filmfest Emden-Norderney, 2011
  • North Atlantic Movie Days, 2010
  • Göteborg International Film Festival, 2009
  • Festival du Cinema, 2009
  • IF Istanbul International Film Festival, 2009
  • Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, 2009
  • 19th Melbourne International Queer Film Festival, 2009
  • 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival, 2009
  • London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2009
  • Nordic Film Festival, 2009
  • Identities Queer Film Festival, 2009
  • Tel Aviv International LBGT Film Festival, 2009
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2009
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, 2009
  • GAZE Dublin International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2009
  • Scandinavian House, 2009
  • Best of Short Film Festival, La Ciotat, 2009
  • Nordisk Panorama, 2009
  • Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2009
  • Kaunas International Film Festival, 2009
  • Nordic Lights Film Festival, 2009
  • Brest Short Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Jury special mention
  • IDEM - Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Short
  • Milan Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Short
  • Kratkofil Short Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Short
  • The Youth Jury Prize, 2008 - Award: Huesca Short Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Short
  • Interfilm Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Film
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2008
  • Sundance Film Festival, 2008
  • Ankara Film Festival, 2008
  • Aspen Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Aye Aye Film Festival, 2008
  • Bristol Encounters Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Calgary International Film Festival, 2008
  • Copenhagen Gay Film Festival, 2008
  • Granada International Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, 2008
  • Leeds International Film Festival, 2008
  • London BFI Film Festival, 2008
  • Milano International Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Northern Wave Film Festival, 2008
  • Odense Film Festival, 2008
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2008
  • Pink Apple Film Festival, 2008
  • Prague Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Premiers Plans Film Festival, 2008
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2008
  • Southwest Gay, 2008
  • SWGCLFF 08, 2008
  • Tampere Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Torino GLBT Film Festival, 2008
  • Zinegoak, 2008
  • The Short Fiction Award in Melbourne IFF, 2007
  • Locarno Film Festival, 2007 - Award: Honorary mention
  • Nordisk Panorama, 2007 - Award: Honorary mention
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2007 - Award: Short Film of the Year. Nominated for Actor/Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Björn Ingi Hilmarsson).
  • Alcine Short Film Festival, 2007 - Award: Won Third prize
  • Brest Short Film Festival, 2007 - Award: Best European Short

Releases

  • Myndform, 2007 - DVD

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