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Dance, The
Dance, The

Dance, The

The beautiful Sirsa has decided to try and forget her true love, the wild and romantic Ivar, choosing instead to marry Harald, son of the most important family on the island.

Synopsis

1913; A remote island in the middle of the roaring Atlantic hosts a wedding. The beautiful Sirsa has decided to try and forget her true love, the wild and romantic Ivar, choosing instead to marry Harald, son of the most important family on the island. While Ivar and Harald battle for Sirsa's affection, the colorful assortment of guests dance the rhythmic and hypnotic Faroese dance, only breaking from their merriment for a shipwreck, looters, a close encounter with the devil and the disappearance of the bride.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 23, 1998, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 87 min.
  • Language: Danish, English, Icelandic
  • Original Title: Dansinn
  • International Title: Dance, The
  • Production Year: 1998
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Dance, The
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Short story
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. - 35 mm film with French sub. -

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Nordic Film Days Faroe Islands, 2014
  • Faroese Film Days Copenhagen, 2014
  • Nordatlantens Brygge Biodage, 2009
  • Festival du Cinema Nordique, 1999
  • Nordic Film Festival Nuuk, 1999
  • Icelandic Film Week (Mexico City), 1999
  • Icelandic Film Week (Madrid), 1999
  • Festroia Intl. Film Festival, 1999
  • Moscow Intl. Film Festival, 1999 - Award: Best director (Silver St. George). Nominated for Golden St. George.
  • Haugesund, 1999
  • Festroia International Film Festival, 1999 - Award: Awarded the Silver Dolphin - Best Cinematography. Nominated for Golden Dolphin (Director Agust Gudmundsson)
  • Amanda Awards, 1999 - Award: Nominated for Best Nordic Feature Film (Nordisk Amanda).
  • Edda Awards, 1999 - Award: Costume design (Thorunn Maria Jonsdottir). Nominated as Best film. Nominated as Actor in a leading role (Dofri Hermannsson). Nominated Best Director (Agust Gudmundsson).
  • Toronto Intl. Film Festival, 1998

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 2000

Releases

  • Ísfilm, 2002 - VHS
  • Háskólabíó, 1999 - VHS

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