Íslenska

Jar City

While a desperate, young father tries to find out what led to the death of his five year old girl, inspector Erlendur investigates the murder of an elderly loner in a run-down basement flat. The inspector and his crew don’t have much to go by in the investigation, but a photograph of a young girl’s grave gives them a lead. They discover that many years ago the victim was accused, though not convicted, of horrible crimes. Did the old man’s past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur reopens this very cold case, he follows a trail of unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that are much larger than the murder of one old man – with clues knit into the genetic bloodline of an entire country.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 20, 2006
  • Genre
    Thriller, Detective
  • Length
    93 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Mýrin
  • International Title
    Jar City
  • Production Year
    2006
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark, Germany
  • Premiere TV Channel
    Stöð 2
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Based on a
    Novel
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.35:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - DigiBeta with English sub. - DCP with English sub

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2015
    Seversky Filmovy Klub, Prag
  • 2014
    Avvantura Festival Film Forum Zadar
  • 2014
    Salisbury International Arts Festival
  • 2013
    Gdynia Film Festival, Gda?sk, Poland
  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York
  • 2011
    BAMcinématek Program, New York.
  • 2009
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Kaliningrad
  • 2009
    Festroia International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Manresa Film Noir International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 2008
    Academy Awards - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • 2008
    The International Film Festival in Valenciennes - Award: Grand Prix as Best Film.
  • 2008
    The International Film Festival in Valenciennes - Award: Best Director. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson).
  • 2008
    Titanic International Film Festival - Award: Breaking Waves Award for the strongest film in competition.
  • 2008
    Festival du Film policiers - Award: Audience Award.
  • 2008
    2007 European Film Awards - Award: Short-Listed.
  • 2008
    Bozar Festival
  • 2008
    Bratislava International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Calgary International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 2008
    European Film Festival
  • 2008
    Febiofest
  • 2008
    Hong Kong International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Istanbul International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Jerusalem International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Lato Filmow
  • 2008
    MUCES
  • 2008
    Nordic Film Festival, Rouen
  • 2008
    Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Sarajevo Film Festival
  • 2008
    Shanghai International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Smith Rafael Center San Francisco
  • 2008
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2008
    Transylvania International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Karlovy Vary - Award: Crystal Globe.
  • 2007
    Karlovy Vary - Award: FICC Don Quijote Prize.
  • 2007
    Courmayeur Noir In Festival - Award: Napapijri Prize (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson).
  • 2007
    Nordic Film Council Prize - Award: Nominated.
  • 2007
    Berlinale - Market Screening
  • 2007
    Pusan International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Bergen International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Bratislava International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Copenhagen International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Ljubljana International Film Festival
  • 2007
    London International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Scanorama
  • 2007
    Sevilla European Film Festival
  • 2007
    Sofia International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Stockholm International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
  • 2007
    Telluride Film Festival
  • 2007
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Warsaw International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Zagreb Film Festival
  • 2006
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Feature Film og the Year. Director of the Year. Actor of the Year (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson). Actor of the year in a supporting role (Atli Rafn Sigurðarson). Sound and Music og the Year (Music: Mugison, also awarded for the music from A Little Trip to Heaven).

Releases

  • Sena, 2007 - DVD