Íslenska

Astropia

When Jolli, a scheming used car salesman is sentenced to four years in jail for embezzlement, Hildur, his beautiful unsuspecting girlfriend must now start from scratch and go look for a job and a new place to live. As luck would have it, Hildur gets to bunk with her single-parent girlfriend, while trying to get back on her feet again.

Possessing no real practical job skills, Hildur has a hard time finding employment, until one day, she accidentally stumbles upon a position working in sales at the local fantasy shop “Astropia”, selling role-playing books, video games and accessories. At Astropia, Hildur gets introduced to a group of misfits and nerds that have a totally different view of the world than she’s accustomed to. Slowly, but surely, Hildur gets befriended by the unlikely bunch of misfits, as she gets more and more drawn into their world of fantasy role-play. Pretty soon, the lines begin to blur between her real life and the fantasy world, where she finds herself as a heroine, slaying Goblins and Orcs.

All the while, Jolli, her old boyfriend is determined to get Hildur and their old lifestyle back. Jolli breaks out of jail and kidnaps Hildur away from her group of misfits – namely, Dagur, whom she has become very fond of. Hildur’s nerds must now come to her rescue - what ensues is a series of blunders, battles, and the surreal.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    August 22, 2007
  • Genre
    Adventure, Comedy
  • Length
    94 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Astrópía
  • International Title
    Astropia
  • Production Year
    2007
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Finland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - Betacam SP 4x3 letterbox with English sub. -

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2010
    Nordic Film Festival in Vienna
  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 2009
    FantasPorto
  • 2009
    Nordic Council of Ministers (Kalingrad, Russia)
  • 2009
    IV Riga International Fantasy Film Festival
  • 2009
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2009
    Scandinavia House
  • 2009
    tARTuFF
  • 2009
    Gen Con LLC
  • 2009
    Fantasticon
  • 2009
    Razor Reel
  • 2008
    Fantastic Fest, Austin USA
  • 2008
    Berlinale - Market screenings
  • 2008
    Cannes Film Festival - Market Screenings
  • 2008
    FanCine
  • 2008
    Film Festival Zlin
  • 2008
    Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Kaohsiung Film Festival
  • 2008
    Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival
  • 2008
    Rome Film Festival
  • 2008
    San Sebastian Horror and Fantasty Film Festival
  • 2008
    Scanorama
  • 2008
    Málaga International Week of Fantastiv Cinema - Award: Audiance award.
  • 2007
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Director of the Year.

Releases

  • Kvikmyndafélag Íslands, 2007 - DVD

Trailer