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Heartstone

A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer of emotional discovery and sexual awakening. One tries to win the heart of a girl while the other realizes new feelings toward his best friend. As summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it’s time to leave the playground and face adulthood.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    129 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Hjartasteinn
  • International Title
    Heartstone
  • Production Year
    2016
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Color
    Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2017
    Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • 2017
    Tournai Ramdam Festival, Belgium
  • 2017
    Filmwochenende Würzburg, Germany
  • 2017
    Göteborg Film Festival - Award: The Lorens Award for Best Producers.
  • 2017
    Bangalore International Film Festival, India
  • 2017
    Cinema Artis (showcase "First Love"), Tallinn
  • 2017
    Nordic Glory Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 2017
    Belgrade International Film Festival - Award: Jury Award, Best Debut.
  • 2017
    Guadalajara International Film Festival - Premio Maguey - Award: Special Mention.
  • 2017
    BFI Flare - London LQBT Film Festival
  • 2017
    BUFF - International Film Festival for Children and Young People - Award: The Church of Sweden Award.
  • 2017
    Febiofest - Prague International Film Festival
  • 2017
    Queergestreift Festival, Constance, Germany
  • 2017
    Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 2017
    Skopje International Film Festival
  • 2017
    Istanbul International Film Festival
  • 2017
    Titanic Budapest International Film Festival
  • 2017
    Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
  • 2017
    Northern Lights Nordic Film Festival in Belarus
  • 2017
    MiFo LGBT Film Festival
  • 2017
    Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz, Austria
  • 2017
    Angers International Film Festival - Award: Grand Prix, Audience Award and Youth Jury Award.
  • 2017
    Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway - Award: The Don Quixote Prize.
  • 2017
    Festival International du Premier Film d'Annonay, France - Award: Special Jury Prize, Youth Jury Prize.
  • 2016
    Busan International Film Festival
  • 2016
    Film Fest Gent
  • 2016
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • 2016
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Award: Special Jury Award (Silver Alexander).
  • 2016
    Chicago International Film Festival, Bandaríkjunum - Award: Gold Q Hugo Award.
  • 2016
    Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2016
    The Northern Film Festival
  • 2016
    Cinekid
  • 2016
    Kyiv International Film Festival
  • 2016
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2016
    Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2016
    Warsaw Film Festival - Award: Best Director (Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson), Special Mention (lead actor Baldur Einarsson) and the Ecumenical Award.
  • 2016
    Molodist Film Festival, Kiev - Award: Audience Award, FIPRESCI Critics Award and Special Mention (lead actor Baldur Einarsson).
  • 2016
    CPH PIX - Award: Politiken Audience Award.
  • 2016
    Buster Film Festival
  • 2016
    Nordic Film Days Lübeck - Award: NDR Film Prize.
  • 2016
    Scanorama
  • 2016
    Sevilla European Film Festival - Award: Ocaña Award to Freedom.
  • 2016
    Sardinia Film Festival
  • 2016
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2016
    Arava Film Festival, Negev, Israel
  • 2016
    Ventana Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2016
    Marrakech International Film Festival - Award: Best Actor (shared by Baldur Einarsson and Blær Hinriksson).
  • 2016
    Venice Days - Award: Won the Queer Lion Award.

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