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Life in a Fishbowl

Three different tales of three different people, all of whom end up having a lasting effect on one another. Twenty years after a horrible personal tragedy, a middle-aged writer still drinks himself into oblivion every day. A young single mom moonlights as a prostitute to make ends meet. A former soccer star is recruited into the snake pit of international banking and loses touch with his family.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    May 16, 2014, Háskólabíó
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    128 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Vonarstræti
  • International Title
    Life in a Fishbowl
  • Production Year
    2014
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    Arri Alexa HD
  • Color
    Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland
  • 2015
    Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael
  • 2015
    Scandinavia House, New York
  • 2015
    Scandinavian Film Festival LA
  • 2015
    Göteborg Film Festival, Gautaborg
  • 2015
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • 2015
    International Film Weekend Würzburg
  • 2015
    Portland International Film Festival, Portland
  • 2015
    Nordic Glory Film Festival, Jyväskylä, Finnlandi
  • 2015
    Arktisen Upeeta Festival, Helsinki
  • 2015
    Glasgow International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Cinequest, San Jose, Bandaríkjunum
  • 2015
    Boulder International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Mamers en Mars, Mamers - Award: Viewers Award.
  • 2015
    Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Febiofest, Prag - Award: Best Film.
  • 2015
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Costume Design of the year (Margrét Einarsdóttir). Make-up Achievement of the year (Kristín Júlla Kristjánsdóttir). Screenplay of the year (Baldvin Z og Birgir Örn Steinarsson). Sound Design of the year (Árni Benediktsson, Huldar Freyr Arnarsson og Pétur Einarsson). Editing of the year (Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir). Film of the year. Cinematography of the year (Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson). Leading Actor of the year (Þorsteinn Bachmann). Leading Actress of the year (Hera Hilmarsdóttir). Set Design of the year (Gunnar Pálsson). Director of the year (Baldvin Z). Musical Score of the year (Ólafur Arnalds).
  • 2015
    Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Vilnius Film Festival
  • 2015
    CPH PIX, Kaupmannahöfn
  • 2015
    Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Nordic Film Focus, Róm
  • 2015
    European Union Film Festival, Singapúr
  • 2015
    Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca
  • 2015
    Nordic Film Festival, Lúxemborg
  • 2015
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Bandaríkjunum
  • 2015
    Icelandic Film Festival, Noida og Chennai, Indlandi
  • 2015
    Icelandic Film Days In Moscow
  • 2015
    Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Scottsdale Film Festival
  • 2015
    Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
  • 2015
    The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden
  • 2015
    Chennai International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Iceland Sounds & Sagas, Turku, Finnlandi
  • 2015
    Íslensk kvikmyndahátíð, Nuuk
  • 2015
    The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
  • 2014
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck - Award: Main prize.
  • 2014
    Valladolid International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Filmfest Hamburg
  • 2014
    Zurich Film Festival - Award: Hera Hilmar received a Special Mention award.
  • 2014
    Kaunas Film Festival
  • 2014
    Molodist International Film Festival
  • 2014
    The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden
  • 2014
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Award: Best Debut Film.
  • 2014
    Goa International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Chennai International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Toronto International Film Festival