Brim (a.k.a. Undercurrent)
Brim (a.k.a. Undercurrent)

Brim (a.k.a. Undercurrent)

A young woman hires on as a crewmember on a fishing vessel, where a tight knit group of men is already in place. Slowly it is revealed that the job she got was only vacant due to a tragic incident, and her being on board is not going down well with the crew. With conflict happening within the group, as well as with nature, this motley crew has to stick together and face their destiny in a sea voyage that takes an unexpected turn.


The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of weeklong tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid crew members commits suicide. To fill his gap, a young woman takes his place on the next tour and gradually the fragile balance is tipped, and personal issues that should be left on the mainland cause dangerous friction between the crew members.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 2, 2010, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 87 min. 45 sec.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Brim
  • International Title: Brim (a.k.a. Undercurrent)
  • Production Year: 2010
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Poland
  • IMDB: Brim (a.k.a. Undercurrent)
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Play
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. -



Company Credits


  • Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland, 2016
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, 2013
  • Cine Nordica, France, 2012
  • Titanic International Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2012
  • Festival Air d'Islande, France, 2012
  • Images from the Edge: Classic and Comtempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York, 2012
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2011
  • Brussels Film Festival, 2011
  • Moscow International Film Festival, 2011
  • Göteborg International Film Festival, 2011 - Award: Competition participant
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2011 - Award: Sound Design of the Year (Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson). Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir). Film Score of the Year (Slowblow). Feature Film of the Year. Cinematography of the Year (G. Magni Ágústsson). Editor of the Year (Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Eva Lind Höskuldsdóttir). NOminated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Ólafur Egill Egilsson). Nominated for Costume Design of the Year (Margrét Einarsdóttir). Nominated for Director of the Year (Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Ottó G. Borg, Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Nína dögg Filippusdóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir). Nomnated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir). Nominated for Make-up Achievement of the Year (Ásta Hafþórsdóttir).
  • Kvikmyndaverðlaun Norðurlandaráðs / Nordic Council Film Prize, 2011 - Award: Nominated.
  • Northcape Film Festival, 2011
  • Scanorama European Film Forum, 2011
  • Nordic Filmdays in Lubeck, 2011
  • BFI London Film Festival, 2011
  • Braunschweig International Film Festival, 2011
  • Viareggio EuropaCinema, 2011
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2010

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland: Háskólabíó, 2010
  • Iceland: Smárabíó, 2010
  • Iceland: Borgarbíó Akureyri, 2010
  • Iceland: Bíó Paradís, 2011

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