Íslenska

Sea, The

Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed sexual abuse, lingering suspicions, sibling rivalries and incestuous passions. Ultimately, it's a heartless battle between the past and the future that culminates in a night of explosive rage.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 13, 2002
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    109 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Hafið
  • International Title
    Sea, The
  • Production Year
    2002
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, France
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Based on a
    Play
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.39:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film without sub. - 35mm film with English sub. - DigiBeta with English sub. -

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2009
    Festival Intertational Mar del Plata
  • 2003
    Academy Awards - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • 2003
    Tromsø Int. Film Festival - Award: Audience Award.
  • 2003
    Sundance Film Festival
  • 2003
    Hong Kong Film Festival
  • 2003
    Singapore Int. Film Festival
  • 2003
    Istanbul Film Festival - Award: FIPRESCI Prize. Nominated for the Golden Tulip Awards.
  • 2003
    Taormina Film Festival
  • 2003
    Sidney Film Festival
  • 2003
    Karlovy Vary Film Festival
  • 2003
    Wellington Film Festival
  • 2003
    Melbourne International Film Festival
  • 2003
    Gimli Film Festival
  • 2003
    Filmfest Hamburg
  • 2003
    The 4th Seoul-European Film Festival
  • 2003
    Nordic Film Days Lübeck
  • 2003
    Kolkata Int. Film Festival
  • 2003
    Mumbai Int. Film Festival
  • 2003
    Goteborg Film Festival
  • 2003
    Nordic Film Festival Rouen
  • 2003
    Filmfest Hamburg
  • 2003
    Scanorama November
  • 2002
    San Sebastián International Film Festival - Award: Nominated for the Golden Seashell.
  • 2002
    Norrænu kvikmyndaverðlaunin / Nordic Council Film Prize - Award: Nominated.
  • 2002
    Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Prize - Award: Nominated as one of the three most interesting projects to be expected from Europe in 2002.
  • 2002
    Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2002
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Gunnar Eyjólfsdon). Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir). Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Sigurdur Skúlason for The Sea and Made in Iceland). Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Herdis Thorvaldsdóttir). Screenplay of the Year (Baltasar Kormákur & Ólafur Haukur Símonarson). Editor of the Year (Valdís Óskarsdóttir). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Gudrun S. Gísladóttir). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Kristbjorg Kjeld). Set Design of the Year (Tonie Jan Zetterström).

Releases

  • Palm Pictures, 2003 - DVD
  • Brimar, 2003 - DVD