Íslenska

Noi the Albino

Is he the village Idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Nói drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Nói dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with Iris, a city girl who works in a local gas station. But his clumsy attempts at escape spiral out of control and end in complete failure. Only a natural disaster will shatter Noi's universe and offer him a window into a better world.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    February 27, 2003
  • Genre
    Drama, Comedy
  • Length
    93 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Nói albínói
  • International Title
    Noi the Albino
  • Production Year
    2003
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, England, Denmark, Germany
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.66:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - Betacam SP with English sub.

Festivals

  • 2016
    Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finnlandi
  • 2015
    Iceland Sounds & Sagas, Turku, Finnlandi
  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York
  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 2009
    Scandinavian House
  • 2009
    Nordatlantens Brygge Biodage
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 2004
    Academy Awards - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • 2004
    Alpe Adria Cinema-Trieste
  • 2004
    Bankok IFF
  • 2004
    Fajr IFF(Tehran)
  • 2004
    Winter Sarajevo
  • 2004
    Belgrade IFF
  • 2004
    Skopje FF
  • 2004
    Semarang IFF
  • 2004
    East Lansing FF (Michigan)
  • 2004
    IFF Urugay (Montevideo)
  • 2004
    Singapore IFF
  • 2004
    Ale kino young audience FF-Pozan
  • 2004
    Buenos Aires Children & Youth IFF
  • 2004
    Rome MEDFILM Festival
  • 2004
    Premiers Plans Angers
  • 2003
    Rouen Nordic FF - Award: Grand Jury Prize
  • 2003
    Infinity Film Festival
  • 2003
    San Fransisco Film Festival
  • 2003
    Dublin Film Festival
  • 2003
    Salerno Film Festival
  • 2003
    Buenos Aires Film Festival
  • 2003
    Washington Film Festival
  • 2003
    Bruxelles European FF - Award: Nominated for Golden Iris.
  • 2003
    Transilvania Festival - Award: Transilvania Trophy.
  • 2003
    Sidney Film Festival
  • 2003
    Cinema Jove
  • 2003
    Longest Night Festival
  • 2003
    Karlovy Vary
  • 2003
    Puchon Intl Fantastic FF
  • 2003
    Jerusalem Film Festival
  • 2003
    Auckland Festival
  • 2003
    Wellington Festival
  • 2003
    Galway Film Fleach
  • 2003
    Melbourne Int. Film Festival
  • 2003
    Motovun Film Festival
  • 2003
    Brisbane Int. Film Festival
  • 2003
    Copenhagen Int. Film Festival
  • 2003
    Edinburgh Int. Film Festival - Award: Won New Director's Award - Special Mention.
  • 2003
    Sarajevo FF
  • 2003
    Jonköbing Film festival
  • 2003
    Der Neue Heimatfilm (Linz)
  • 2003
    Toronto Film Festival
  • 2003
    Semerangt Int. Film Festival
  • 2003
    Helsinki Film Festival
  • 2003
    Athens Int'l FF
  • 2003
    Hamburg Film Festival
  • 2003
    Vancouver Film Festival
  • 2003
    Leeds Int. Film Festival
  • 2003
    Warsaw Film Festival
  • 2003
    Pusan Film Festival
  • 2003
    Zagreb Int. Filmnfestival
  • 2003
    European FF-Films on wheels
  • 2003
    Film October
  • 2003
    Jakarta Int'l FF
  • 2003
    Festival Nouveau Cinema
  • 2003
    Haifa Int. Festival
  • 2003
    Durban IFF
  • 2003
    Viennale IFF
  • 2003
    Sao Paulo IFF
  • 2003
    Koszalin Film Festival
  • 2003
    Seoul European Film Festival
  • 2003
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2003
    Ljubljana IFF
  • 2003
    MIFED
  • 2003
    Film d'auteur/ Belgrade
  • 2003
    Seville International Film Festival
  • 2003
    Torino Film Festival
  • 2003
    Cardiff Screen Festival
  • 2003
    Gijon Int. Film Festival - Award: Nominated for Grand Pirx Asturias for Best Feature.
  • 2003
    Black Night Film Festival
  • 2003
    Thessaloniki FF
  • 2003
    Taipei Golden Horse film Festival. Bratislava
  • 2003
    ACE Cognac
  • 2003
    Sousse IFFfor Youth & Childhood
  • 2003
    Amanda Awards - Award: Dagur Kári nominated for Best Nordic Newcomer.
  • 2003
    Angers European First Film Festival - Award: Won "Ciné Cinémas" Awards, Best soundtrack, European Jury Award, GNCR Award, Laser Vidéo Titres Award
  • 2003
    Buster International Children's Film Festival - Award: Best Nordic Children's Film - Special Mention
  • 2003
    Denver International Film Festival - Award: Krzysztof Kieslowski Award
  • 2003
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actor of the Year in a Leading Role ( Tómas Lemarquis). Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Throstur Leo Gunnarsson). Screenplay of the Year (Dagur Kári Pétursson). Set Design (Jón Steinar Ragnarsson). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Hjalti Rögnvaldsson & Thorsteinn Gunnarsson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Anna Fridriksdóttir & Elín Hansdóttir). Nominated for Cinematography of the Year (Rasmus Videbæk).
  • 2003
    European Film Awards - Award: Nominated for European Film Award fór Best Actor. Nominated for Audience Awards for Best Actor. Nominated for Audience Awards for Best Director.
  • 2003
    Göteborg Film Festival - Award: FIPRESCI Prize. Nordic Film Prize.
  • 2003
    Rotterdam International Film Festival - Award: MovieZone Award. Nominated for the Tiger Award.
  • 2003
    Undine Awards - Award: Undine Award for best Young Actor.

Releases

  • Epix media AG, 2007 - DVD
  • Artificial Eye, 2004 - VHS
  • Artificial Eye, 2004 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2003 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2003 - VHS