Our Own Oslo
Our Own Oslo

Our Own Oslo

Harald, whose life is over-controlled, has a romantic weekend in Oslo with Vilborg, whose life is out of control. They meet back in Iceland for a holiday that changes both their lives.


The comedy Our Own Oslo is an everyday love story. We follow the strained courtship of the wildly differing Harald, forty year old engineer, and Vilborg, an unemployed single mother. They are both tangled up in their own pasts and their attempts at love end in disaster. The humor in the movie is often black and firmly tied to the commonplace, but the compassion lies with the main characters who are trying their best.

The beautiful Icelandic countryside is the opposite of the common drone of Reykjavík city, the lover’s troubled, awkward courtship is the opposite of the magical world of Oslo, where the two met while traveling, in a sense on leave from their normal lives.

Harald and Vilborg are normal people we all know. They have their strengths and weaknesses. They make some questionable decisions, are often unlucky and clumsy at communication, but like the rest of us they are driven on by the simple quest for a better life, companionship, love and happiness.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: March 4, 2011, Smárabíó
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Length: 94 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Okkar eigin Osló
  • International Title: Our Own Oslo
  • Production Year: 2011
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom
  • IMDB: Our Own Oslo
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: RED
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with; English sub.



Company Credits


  • Scandinavia House New York, USA, 2013
  • 4 Steps into the Great North - Icelandic Days, Rome, Italy, 2012
  • Cannes Film Festival, Market Screenings, 2011

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 2012

Cinema distribution

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

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