Adequate Beings
Adequate Beings

Adequate Beings

Locals and neighbouring farmers in a small town in Iceland try to scrape a living out of a system that has left them behind. The residents of Budardalur stick together in their fight for survival, continually threatened by bankruptcy and market middlemen pushing for lower prices of their produce.


An interwoven story of four characters in a small Icelandic farming community of Budardal Valley who are locked in a constant struggle for survival where the pressures of free market economy and the modern age are phasing out old traditional values. Bjarni (50) and his mother Sigrún (78), Mundi (93) and young farmer Skjöldur (35) are represented in this lyrical insight into a community that stuggles with market middlemen that press down produce prices, leaving increasingly less profit for the farmers themselves and threatening the fundamentals of their existence. Despite these adversities the community refuses to throw in the towel.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • Length: 56 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Land míns föður
  • International Title: Adequate Beings
  • Production Year: 2011
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Adequate Beings
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: HD
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes


Company Credits


  • Skjaldborg, 2011

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