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Honour of the House
Honour of the House

Honour of the House

A hypocritical and selfish older sister holds power over her younger sister by hiding the shame of her pregnancy.

Synopsis

A hypocritical and selfish older sister holds power over her younger, unselfish and humanitarian sister by hiding the shame of her younger sister's pregnancy, with the purpose of upholding the aristocratic status of their name and household. Or that is what we are told, because underneath the facade, is a story of two sisters, who have had intimacy with the same man.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 24, 1999, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 110 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Ungfrúin góða og húsið
  • International Title: Honour of the House
  • Production Year: 1999
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Norway, Sweden
  • IMDB: Honour of the House
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Short story
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with; English, German,French sub. in production - 35mm film with English sub. - 35mm film without sub. - 35 mm film with French sub. - 35 mm film with German sub. - Betacam SP with English sub. -

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Filmfest Hamburg, Icelandic retrospective, 2011
  • Icelandic Film Days In Strasbourg, 2010
  • Scandinavian House, 2009
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 1999 - Award: Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actress in a leading role (Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir). Make-up achievement of the year. (Ragna Fossberg) Film Score of the Year (Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson).
  • Academy Award, 1999 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 2000

Releases

  • Bergvík, 2000 - DVD

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