Íslenska

Either Way

In the remote north of Iceland in the 1980s, Finnbogi and Alfred spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads that stretch out to the horizon. The older and more experienced of the two, Finnbogi, has been asked to do his girlfriends´ family a favor and get her younger brother, Freddi, a job with the Road Administration as well; Take him along for the summer and make a man out of him. The film follows the relationship of these different – almost opposite – characters in the remote wilderness where they must deal with and tolerate each other peculiarities, spending way more time together than either of them would ever choose to do.

It isn’t until after some turbulent events occur that they start appreciating each other’s company and they start developing friendship. Through the course of the story their inner characters and secrets gradually come to the surface and at the end both men are certainly at crossroads in their lives. And maybe that’s what they both need?

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 2, 2011
  • Genre
    Drama, Comedy
  • Length
    84 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Á annan veg
  • International Title
    Either Way
  • Production Year
    2011
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.39:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Surround
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English sub. -

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Premiers Plan - Angers Festival, Frakkland
  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, Pólland
  • 2015
    Iceland Sounds & Sagas, Turku, Finnlandi
  • 2014
    Pluk de Nacht Open Air Film Festival
  • 2014
    Avvantura Festival Film Forum Zadar
  • 2014
    International House Philadelphia
  • 2013
    Galeries, Belgium
  • 2013
    Transatlantyk Festival, Poznan, Poland
  • 2013
    The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland
  • 2013
    Glasgow Film Theatre, Scotland
  • 2013
    Tokyo Northern Lights Film Festival, Japan
  • 2013
    Cinenordica, Paris, France
  • 2013
    Ales Film Festival, France
  • 2013
    Wisconsin Film Festival, USA
  • 2013
    Icelandic Films, Copenhagen, Denmark and Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2012
    Scanorama European Film Forum
  • 2012
    IFF East & West, Orenburg, Russia
  • 2012
    Arras International Film Festival, Arras, France
  • 2012
    Scandinavian Film Festival L.A, California
  • 2012
    Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
  • 2012
    Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, Germany
  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Films from Iceland,New York, USA
  • 2012
    Izmir Film Festival, Turkey
  • 2012
    Seattle International Film Festival, USA
  • 2012
    The Norwegian Internatiional Film Festival Haugesund, Haugesund, Norway
  • 2012
    Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil,
  • 2012
    Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2012
    Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
  • 2012
    Detour International Travel Film Festival, Padova, Italy
  • 2012
    Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania
  • 2012
    Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, New York, USA
  • 2012
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • 2012
    Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
  • 2012
    Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2012
    Exposed Festival for First Films, Cologne, Germany
  • 2012
    SUBTITLE European Film Festival, Icelandic New Wave, Ireland
  • 2012
    4 Steps into the Great North - Icelandic Days, Rome, Italy
  • 2011
    San Sebastian Film Festival - Award: In competion for the Kutxa-New Directors Awards.
  • 2011
    Nordische Filmtage Lubeck - Award: Baltic Film Prize.
  • 2011
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Award: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival's Opening Film.
  • 2011
    Torino Film Festival - Award: Best picture. Best script.
  • 2011
    Nordlichter XII, Dresden
  • ????
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Actor of the Year in a Supporting role (Thorsteinn Bachmann). Cinematography of the Year (Árni Filippusson). Costume Design of the Year (Margrét Einarsdóttir, Eva Vala Gudjónsdóttir). Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Director of the Year . Nominated for Script of the Year (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson). Nominated for Actor of the Year (Hilmar Gudjónsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson). Nominated for Editor of the Year (Kristján Loðmfjörð). Nominated for Sound Design of the Year (Huldar Freyr Árnason). Nominated for Set Design of the Year (Hálfdán Pedersen).

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland
    Háskólabíó, 2011
  • Iceland
    Borgarbíó, Akureyri, 2011


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