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Parents

The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. He wants a baby of his own flesh and blood but it's not working out. When he finds out that his wife has been deceiving him all these years he decides it's time for a change.

Einar is a stockbroker who is very successful at work but not in his personal life. For the last couple of months Einar has been living at a hotel waiting for his wife to realize the terrible mistake she made by throwing him out.

Katrin Rose returns from Sweden where she has lived for eight years. In Iceland Katrin has an eleven-year-old son, brought up by his grandmother and now Katrin wants him back. Katrin gets a job as a dentist's assistant intending to make a fresh start but her troubled past catches up with her.

Parents is the independent second part of twin features by Ragnar Bragason and Vesturport exploring the roles of children and parents. The first part, Children, was released in 2006.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    January 19, 2007
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    120 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Foreldrar
  • International Title
    Parents
  • Production Year
    2007
  • 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
    35mm film with English sub. DCP with; English, German sub. in production.

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland
  • 2009
    Scandinavian House
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 2008
    Palm Springs Film Festival
  • 2008
    Scandinavian Film Festival
  • 2008
    100.000 Retinas
  • 2008
    Scandinavian House
  • 2008
    Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Icelandic Institute
  • 2008
    FEBIOFEST
  • 2008
    Wisconsin Film Festival
  • 2008
    Istanbul International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Icelandic Film Cultural Event
  • 2008
    Icelandic Film Focus
  • 2007
    Cannes International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Pusan International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Brisbane International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Filmfest Hamborg
  • 2007
    Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Images Groningen
  • 2007
    Raindance Film Festival
  • 2007
    Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
  • 2007
    Riga Nordic Film Days
  • 2007
    Rome International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Sydney Film Festival
  • 2007
    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
  • 2007
    Denver Film Festival
  • 2007
    San Sebastian
  • 2007
    Euro Film Festival
  • 2007
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2007
    Edda Awards - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson). Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir). Screenplay of the Year (Ragnar Bragason, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Víkingur Kristjánsson and the cast). Cinematography and editing og the Year (Cinematography: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson).

Releases

  • SAM myndir, 2006-2008 - DVD