Íslenska

XL

The ex-family man, avid womanizer, heavy drinking, heavy weight parlimentarian Leifur Sigurðarson is forced to go to rehab, by his political rival the PM, following a well publicised art exhibition brawl. Full of denial, Leifur gives a small but grand dinner party before checking in. As the gathering slowly matures into a full blown party we get to know the host and his guests better, and learn about the relationships within the group: The dealings of Leifur and the underworld king pin Eiríkur, the stunning Æsa, an art student and Leifur´s very young number one girl ... but when it´s time to leave - svery few do, turning the night into an adventure exclusively for those old enough to vote.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    January 18, 2013, Sambíó
  • International Premiere Date
    July 2, 2013, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    87 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    XL
  • International Title
    XL
  • Production Year
    2013
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    Canon 5D
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.78:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English subtitles.

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland
  • 2015
    Nordischer Filmklub des Kulturhus Berlin
  • 2015
    Northern Lights, Sofíu
  • 2015
    Iceland Sounds & Sagas, Turku, Finnlandi
  • 2014
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Screenplay of the year (Guðmundur Óskarsson og Marteinn Þórsson). Nominated for Sound Design of the year (Bogi Reynisson og Pétur Einarsson). Nominated for Editing of the year (Stefanía Thors, Marteinn Þórsson, Sigurður Eyþórsson, Valdís Óskarsdóttir). Nominated for Film of the year. Nominated for Cinematography of the year (Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson). Nominated for Leading Actor of the year (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson). Nominated for Leading Actress of the year (María Birta Bjarnadóttir). Nominated for Supporting Actress of the year (Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir and Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir). Nominated for Director of the year (Marteinn Þórsson). Nominated for Musical Score of the year (Anna Þorvaldsdóttir og Samaris)
  • 2014
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Scandinavian Film Festival LA
  • 2014
    Pune International Film Festival
  • 2014
    European Film Festival, Lecce
  • 2013
    Calgary International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Vancouver International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Filmfestival Munster
  • 2013
    Molodist - Kiev International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Bergen International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Scanorama European Film Forum
  • 2013
    Cork Film Festival - Award: In competition.
  • 2013
    MUCES - The City of Segovia Festival of European Cinema
  • 2013
    Chennai International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Award: In Competition. Best actor (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson).