Íslenska

In Exile Thinking of Home

The scholar Sveinn Bergsveinsson, a Communist in the 1930s, was trapped in Berlin by the outbreak of World War II and forced to work for the Nazi propaganda machine. Returning to Iceland, sick with tuberculosis, he found himself branded by both sides of the cold war political divide and barred from academic work. In desperation, he emigrated to East-Germany where he became a respected professor. He always hoped to return home but died in East-Berlin in 1988, a year before the wall came down. He left behind a wealth of documents, photographs, film and voice recordings which form the basis of this narrative.

About the film

  • Type
    Documentary
  • Length
    55 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Gríp ég því hatt minn og staf
  • International Title
    In Exile Thinking of Home
  • Production Year
    2010
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Color
    Yes

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2010
    Nordland Art Festival

Releases

  • Seylan ehf., 2010 - DVD

Trailer