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Country Wedding

Ingibjorg, the bride, and Bardi, the groom, have decided to get married after living together for three years. The ceremony is to be held in a small church, an hour’s drive from Reykjavik. Ingibjorg wants to keep to the tradition of not letting the groom see the bride dressed in white until at the ceremony. Therefore, Ingibjorg, Bardi and the guests – family and close friends and not so close unwelcome friends, drive off in two buses with champagne and a wedding cake. No one knows exactly where this country church is located except for Bardi, who got the direction from the priest over the phone. It had sounded rather straight forward that is straight ahead, down the road leaving out some turns. However, Bardi is claustrophobic and the convoy cannot take the normal route through the tunnel under the Whale fjord. After driving for hundreds of miles around the fjord they are running out of time and decide to take a short cut. After some further driving they discover that they are lost.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    August 28, 2008
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Length
    95 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Sveitabrúðkaup
  • International Title
    Country Wedding
  • Production Year
    2008
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, England
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - DigiBeta with English sub.

Festivals

  • 2014
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York
  • 2011
    Urania, Nordic Film Festival in Vienna
  • 2010
    Off Plus Camera, Poland
  • 2010
    Taste of Iceland
  • 2009
    Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Scandinavian Film Festival, USA
  • 2009
    Berlin International Film Festival/Market
  • 2009
    Istanbul Independent Film Festival
  • 2009
    Adelaide Film Festival
  • 2009
    Sofia International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Hong Kong International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Febiofest, Czech Republic
  • 2009
    CPH PIX 2009, Denmark
  • 2009
    Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • 2009
    Verona Film Festival
  • 2009
    David Film, Mexico
  • 2009
    Scandinavian House, USA
  • 2009
    Transylvania International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Munich International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Brussels Film Festival, Brussel,
  • 2009
    Stony Brook Film Festival, USA
  • 2009
    Espoo Cine International Film Festival
  • 2009
    Riga Nordic Film Days
  • 2009
    Scanorama, Lithuania
  • 2009
    European Film Festival, Spain
  • 2009
    Noordelijk Film Festival
  • 2008
    Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Pusan International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Festival International du Film de Marrakech - Award: Nominated for the Golden Star
  • 2008
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 2008
    International Film Festival Abu Dhabi
  • 2008
    London BFI Film Festival
  • 2008
    Antalya International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Chicago International Film Festival
  • 2008
    American Film Market, USA
  • 2008
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Hanna María Karlsdóttir). Nominated for Editing of the Year (Valdís Óskarsdóttir). Nominated for Film Score of the Year (The Tiger Lillies).

Releases

  • Samfilm, 2009 - DVD