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Devil's Island
Devil's Island

Devil's Island

Devil's Island vividly depicts the everyday life of a wacky family, their neighbours and friends and shows how some of their dreams come true and others don't.

Synopsis

Devil's Island is a bitter sweet tale of Iceland in the fifties. Life is rough in Reykjavik's post-war slum of Camp Thule, where the abandoned US military barracks have been turned into makeshift homes. Struggling wives and their hard-working husbands try to make ends meet. The younger generation dreams of dollars, Rock'n'Roll and the American way of life. To celebrate or to drown their misery - they're never short of a good reason to booze. Devil's Island vividly depicts the everyday life of a wacky family, their neighbours and friends and shows how some of their dreams come true and others don't.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 3, 1996
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 104 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Djöflaeyjan
  • International Title: Devil's Island
  • Production Year: 1996
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Germany
  • IMDB: Devil's Island
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Novel
  • Antecendent Title: Devil's Island
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: SP Betacam w/English subtitles.

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Pula Film Festival, 2014
  • Artfilmfest International Film Festival, 2010
  • Yerevan International Film Festival, 2010
  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Nordatlantens Brygge Biodage, 2009
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Academy Awards, 1997 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • Gothenburg Film Festival, 1997
  • Berlin Ing. Film Festival Forum, 1997
  • Nordic Film Festival, Rouen, 1997 - Award: Yong Audience Prize.
  • Augsburg Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Festival of World cinema, Philadelphia, 1997
  • Int. Film Festival of Trioa, 1997
  • San Francisco Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Scandinavian Film Festival, 1997
  • International Film Festival, Sochi, 1997
  • Midnight Sun Film Festival, 1997
  • Festival de la Baule du Film Europeen, 1997
  • Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival, 1997 - Award: Firpesci Prize. FICC Prize.
  • Jerusalem Film Festival, 1997
  • Edinburght Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Haugesund, Norwegian Internatinoal Film Festival, 1997 - Award: Best Nordic Film 1997.
  • Toronto Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Forum du Cinema Européen de Strasbourg, 1997
  • Cinéfest, Sudbury, 1997
  • Atlantic Film Festival, 1997
  • Europa Cinema & TV, 1997
  • Medfilm, Rome, 1997
  • Warsaw Film Festival, 1997
  • Vancouver Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Chicago Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Denver Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Puerto Rico Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Mar del Plata Int. Film Festival, 1997
  • Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival, 1997

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1998
  • Iceland: RÚV, 2000

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2004 - DVD
  • Fox Lorber Films, 2000 - DVD
  • Skífan ehf., 1997 - VHS
  • Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan, 1996 - VHS

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