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Movie Days
Movie Days

Movie Days

Funny tales of Thomas, boy coming of age, discovering Russian spies, Icelandic ghosts, Roy Rogers, The Crawling Hand, Adolf Hitler, sheep-eating hermits, Jesus Christ, the US Army, perverts on wheels, Iceland's only Hollywood star, great storytellers, and funerals.

Synopsis

Movie Days is a comedy set in the early sixties and based on Fridrik Thor Fridrikssons own childhood memories, a time when Icelandic society underwent a period of great turbulence and change. At the same time, American movies and television gave the period a special atmosphere, filled with enchantment and romance that distracted many people from the drabness of their everyday existence. Thomas is submerged in and fascinated by the imaginary world of the cinema, but eventually has to come to terms with his own culture and reality.

Movie Days is, along with Children of Nature (1991) and Angels of the Universe (2000), a great sample of the good co working between Fridrik Thor and the writer Einar Már Gudmundsson.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: June 28, 1994
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 82 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Bíódagar
  • International Title: Movie Days
  • Production Year: 1994
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Germany
  • IMDB: Movie Days
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with; English sub. - Betacam SP without sub. -

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • ´North Atlantic Film Days, 2018
  • Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, 2018
  • Göteborg International Film Festival, 2014
  • Febiofest, Prague, 2011
  • Artfilmfest International Film Festival, 2010
  • Yerevan International Film Festival, 2010
  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 1995
  • Yubari Fantastic Film Festival, 1995
  • Portland Film Festival, 1995
  • Dublin Film Festival, 1995
  • Nordic Film Festival, 1995
  • Cleveland Film Festival, 1995
  • Istanbul Film Festival, 1995
  • Rivertown Film Festival, 1995
  • Philadelphia Film Festival, 1995
  • Cannes Junior, 1995
  • Seatlle Film Festival, 1995
  • Troja Film Festival, 1995
  • Midnight Sun Film Festival, 1995
  • St. Petersburg Film Festival, 1995
  • Cambridge Film Festival 1995, 1995
  • Galway Film Festival, 1995
  • Academy Awards, 1995 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • Mamers Film Festival, 1995 - Award: Best Film.
  • Festival de Laon, 1995 - Award: Grand Prix.
  • The World Film Festival Montreal, 1994
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 1994
  • Sudbury International Film Festival, 1994
  • Copenhagen Film Festival, 1994
  • Hamburg Film Festival, 1994
  • The Vancouver International Film Festival, 1994
  • Cork Film Festival, 1994
  • The Chicago International Film Festival, 1994
  • Sao Paolo International Film Festival, 1994
  • London Film Festival, 1994
  • Puerto Rico International Film Festival, 1994
  • Cinemagic International Film Festival For Young People, 1994
  • The Nordic Amanda, 1994 - Award: Best Scandinavian Film of the Year.
  • Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 1994 - Award: Balticum Prize
  • Locarno International Film Festival, 1994 - Award: Nominated for Golden Leopard.

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1997
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1998

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan, 1995 - VHS

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