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Children

Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she is oblivious to what’s going on with her twelve year old Gudmund, a victim of brutal bullying at school and whose life is on the fast track to destruction. Gudmund’s only friend in the world is Marinó, a schizophrenic in his fourties who lives with his mother in the same apartment building. When Marinó realizes that his mother has secretly been dating a stranger, Marinó starts to lose grip on reality.

Gardar is an underworld enforcer who makes a mess at work and as a result his twin brother Georg is beaten up. Exiled both from the underworld and his family, Gardar has to make a fresh start in life. He decides to seek out his son Gudmund whom he has never seen but the straight and narrow is a tough path to follow.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 9, 2006
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    93 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Börn
  • International Title
    Children
  • Production Year
    2006
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Black & white
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    No usable prints available, DCP with English and German sub. in production.

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, Pólland
  • 2009
    Scandinavian House
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 2008
    Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Icelandic Film Festival
  • 2008
    Icelandic Institute
  • 2008
    Febiofest
  • 2008
    Wisconsin Film Festival
  • 2008
    Istanbul International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Icelandic Film Focus
  • 2008
    Icelandic Film Cultural Event
  • 2008
    Nordic Film Forum Scanorama
  • 2007
    Academy Awards - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film
  • 2007
    Berlin International Film Festiva (Market Screenings)
  • 2007
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Pusan International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • 2007
    San Sebastian FIlm Festival
  • 2007
    Barcelona Independent Film Festival
  • 2007
    Euro Film Festival
  • 2007
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Hong Kong International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Images Groningen
  • 2007
    Istanbul Indie Film Festival
  • 2007
    Melbourne International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Raindance International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
  • 2007
    Copenhagen International Film Festival - Award: Golden Swan for Best Picture.
  • 2007
    Riga Nordic Film Days
  • 2007
    Rome International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Scandinavian Film Festival
  • 2007
    Seattle International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Sevilla European Film Festival
  • 2007
    Sydney Film Festival
  • 2007
    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
  • 2007
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2007
    Tromsö International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Transylvania International Film Festival - Award: Best Director.
  • 2007
    Zerkalo International Film Festival
  • 2006
    Filmfest Hamburg
  • 2006
    AFM
  • 2006
    Courmayeur Noir International Film Festival - Award: The Jury Award.
  • 2006
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Screenplay of the Year. Nominated for Film of the Year. Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Actor/Actress of the Year (Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson). Nominated for Supporting Actor/Actress of the Year (Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir). Nominated for Sound and Music of the Year (Music: Pétur Þór Benediktsson).
  • 2006
    Kvikmynaverðlaun Norðurlandaráðs / Nordic Film Prize. - Award: Nominated.

Releases

  • SAM myndir, 2008 - DVD