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Children of Nature
Children of Nature

Children of Nature

An old man who lives by himself decides to give up farming and ends up in an old people’s home. There he meets an old flame who dreams of being buried on the farm where she grew up.

Synopsis

An old man who lives by himself decides to give up farming and move to the city, where he has a difficult time settling in and ends up in an old people's home. There he meets an old flame who dreams of being buried on the farm where she grew up, which has now been deserted for years. One night they flee together in search of adventure.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: August 1, 1991, Stjörnubíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 85 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Börn náttúrunnar
  • International Title: Children of Nature
  • Production Year: 1991
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Children of Nature
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. - Betacam SP with English sub. - DCP in production.

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Ultima Thule, Pólland, 2016
  • Islandske filmdage 2016, Kaupmannahöfn, 2016
  • Pula Film Festival, 2014
  • Salisbury International Arts Festival, 2014
  • Two Riversides Film and Art Festival, Polland, 2012
  • Festival Air d'Islande, France, 2012
  • Fünf-Seen-Filmfestival, Gilching, Germany., 2011
  • Febiofest, Prague, 2011
  • Icelandic Film Days, Innspruck, 2010
  • Artfilmfest International Film Festival, 2010
  • Yerevan International Film Festival, 2010
  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Festival Intertational Mar del Plata, 2009
  • Scandinavian House, 2009
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Cologne Int. Film Festival, 1993 - Award: The Public Prize
  • Stuttgart Natur Film Festival, 1993 - Award: Grand Prix
  • Yubari Int. Film Festival, Japan, 1993 - Award: Grand Prix
  • DV, 1992 - Award: Cultural Award
  • Nordic Film Festival in Rouen, 1992 - Award: Public Prize of A.C.O.R (Association of cinemas)
  • Film Festival in Bergamo, 1992 - Award: The Bronze Plate and The Prize of best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson)
  • Academy Awards (Oscar), 1992 - Award: Best Foreign Language Film Nomination.
  • Mostra Int. del Film d’Autore, San Remo, Italy, 1992 - Award: Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson), Audience Award - The Bronze Plate
  • Int. Film Festival Troia, 1992 - Award: Silver Dolphin - Best Film, Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson)
  • The 10th Nordic Film Festival, 1991-1993 - Award: Best Scandinavian Film
  • Montreal Film Festival, 1991 - Award: Best Artistic Contribution
  • Lübeck Film Festival, 1991 - Award: The Scandinavian Film Institutions Prize
  • Felix, 1991 - Award: European Film Composer of the Year
  • Felix, 1991 - Award: Nomination for Best Actress (Sigríður Hagalín)
  • Festival International Henri Langlois de Tours, 1991 - Award: Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson)
  • Northern Light Film Festival - Award: The Carl Dreyer Prize

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1995
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1996
  • Iceland: RÚV, 2000

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • SAM myndir, 2004 - DVD
  • Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan, 1993 - VHS
  • Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan, 1991 - VHS

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