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Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

When Hannes retires from his job as a janitor the void that is the rest of his life begins.

Synopsis

Hannes is estranged from his family, hardly has any friends and the relationship to his wife has faded. Through drastic events, Hannes realizes that he has to adjust his life in order to help someone he loves. Volcano is a coming of age love story of a 67-year-old man and about dealing with the choices of the past and the difficulties of the present in order to embrace the future.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 30, 2011, Háskólabíó
  • International Premiere Date: May 13, 2011, Director´s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 95 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Eldfjall
  • International Title: Volcano
  • Production Year: 2011
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB: Volcano
  • Website: http://volcanothemovie.blogspot.com/
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: Super 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with English sub. DCP without sub 35mm film with English sub.

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Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland, 2016
  • Icelandic Film Festival, Noida og Chennai, Indlandi, 2015
  • Icelandic Film Festival, Indlandi, 2015
  • Culturescapes, Basel, 2015
  • Chennai International Film Festival, 2015
  • Avvantura Festival Film Forum Zadar, 2014
  • Fest Espinho, 2014
  • Nordic Showcase Sao Paulo, 2014
  • Icelandic Film Festival, Nuuk, 2014
  • Nordic Lights Film Festival (Nordic Heritage Museum), Seattle, USA, 2013
  • Icelandic films, Copenhagen, Denmark and Aarhus, Denmark, 2013
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, 2013
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2012 - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Script of the Year. Actress of the Year (Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir). Actor of the Year (Theódór Júlíusson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Þorsteinn Bachmann). Nominated for Cinematography of the Year (Sophia Olsson). Nominated for Editor of the Year (Jacob Shulsinger). Nominated for Sound Design of the Year (Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson). Nominated for Music of the Year (Kjartan Sveinsson). Nominated for Set Design of the Year (Haukur Karlsson). Nominated for Costume Design of the Year (Helga Rós V. Hannam). Nominated for Make-Up Achievement of the Year (Guðbjörg Huldís Kristinsdóttir).
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema Jovem de Espinho, 2012 - Award: Best Film Award.
  • Bradford International Film Festival, 2012 - Award: Best Film.
  • Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA,, 2012
  • Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, Missouri, USA,, 2012
  • Zagreb Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2012
  • OUFF Film Festival De Cine Internacional de Ourense, Ourense, Spain, 2012
  • International Film Festival Fiji, Fiji, Melanesia, 2012
  • Exposed Festival for First Films, Cologne, Germany, 2012
  • Europe on Screen, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2012
  • SUBTITLE European Film Festival, Icelandic New Wave, Ireland, 2012
  • Academy Awards, 2012 - Award: The Icelandic entry for the best foreign language feature.
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, California, USA, 2012
  • Scandinavian Film Festival L.A., California, USA, 2012
  • Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, 2012
  • Australian Cinémathéque, Queensland, Australia, 2012
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival, China, 2012
  • Rome Independent Film Festival, Rome, Italy, 2012
  • Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York, 2012
  • Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, USA, 2012
  • Seattle International Film Festival, USA, 2012
  • Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba International Film Festival, Brasil, 2012
  • Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Paris, France, 2012
  • Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba, Canada, 2012
  • Scottsdale Film Festival, USA, 2012
  • Transilvania International Film Festival, 2011 - Award: Best Directing Award.
  • Director´s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival, 2011
  • Cannes Film Festival, 2011 - Award: Nominated for the Camera d´Or.
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2011
  • Filmfest Munich, 2011
  • Era New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland, 2011
  • Haugesund International Film Festival, Norway, 2011
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2011
  • Riga International Film Festival "Arsenals", 2011
  • Athens International Film Festival, 2011
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, 2011
  • Eurasia International Film Festival, 2011 - Award: Best actor (Theodór Júlíusson).
  • Reykjavík International Film Festival, 2011 - Award: The FIPRESCI-award. The Church of Iceland award.
  • Chicago International Film Festival, 2011 - Award: The Silver Hugo award in the New Directors Competition.
  • BFI London Film Festival, 2011
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema, 2011 - Award: Awarded the Golden Wolf - the first prize in the international selection. The AQCC critics’ awards.
  • Haifa International Film Festival, 2011
  • Hamptons International Film Festival, 2011
  • Bergen International Film Festival, 2011
  • Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival, 2011
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2011 - Award: Best Actor (Theodór Júlíusson).
  • Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival, 2011 - Award: First prize in the Meeting Point category.
  • Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, 2011
  • Nordische filmtage Lubeck, 2011
  • Starz Denver Film Festival, 2011 - Award: The Krzyzstof Kieslowski award (the festivals first prize).
  • Sevilla Festival de CineEuropeo, 2011 - Award: EFA - European Film Selection Competition.
  • Noordelijk Film Festival, 2011
  • Scanorama European Film Forum, 2011
  • Cinessone Festival du Cinema Europeen En Essonne, 2011
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2011

Cinema distribution

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

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