Sacred Mound, The
Sacred Mound, The

Sacred Mound, The

A seven-year-old boy is sent to a farm on a remote island, when his mother goes abroad. On the island the boy gets to know a twenty-year-old woman who seems willing to take on a mother's role. But the boy is reaching an age of sexual awareness and instead of regarding her as a mother figure; he falls obsessively in love with her.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 1, 1993
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 90 min.
  • Original Title: Hin helgu vé
  • International Title: Sacred Mound, The
  • Production Year: 1993
  • IMDB: Sacred Mound, The
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles: No usable print available. -



Company Credits


  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Troia International Film Festival, 1994 - Award: Golden Dolphin for best picture. Silver Dolphin for best actor and actress
  • Troia International Film Festival, 1994 - Award: Catholic International Association of Critics Honorary Prize
  • Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 1994 - Award: NDR--Férderpreises
  • Berlin International Film Festival, 1993 - Award: Official Selection: Panorama
  • Icelandic Entry for the Academy Awards, 1993

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1995
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1998


  • F.I.L.M., 1993 - VHS

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