Dance, The

1913; A remote island in the middle of the roaring Atlantic hosts a wedding. The beautiful Sirsa has decided to try and forget her true love, the wild and romantic Ivar, choosing instead to marry Harald, son of the most important family on the island. While Ivar and Harald battle for Sirsa's affection, the colorful assortment of guests dance the rhythmic and hypnotic Faroese dance, only breaking from their merriment for a shipwreck, looters, a close encounter with the devil and the disappearance of the bride.


About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 23, 1998, Háskólabíó
  • Genre
  • Length
    87 min.
  • Language
    Danish, English, Icelandic
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Dance, The
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Based on a
    Short story
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - 35 mm film with French sub. - DCP with English sub.


  • 2014
    Nordic Film Days Faroe Islands
  • 2014
    Faroese Film Days Copenhagen
  • 2009
    Nordatlantens Brygge Biodage
  • 1999
    Festival du Cinema Nordique
  • 1999
    Nordic Film Festival Nuuk
  • 1999
    Icelandic Film Week (Mexico City)
  • 1999
    Icelandic Film Week (Madrid)
  • 1999
    Festroia Intl. Film Festival
  • 1999
    Moscow Intl. Film Festival - Award: Best director (Silver St. George). Nominated for Golden St. George.
  • 1999
  • 1999
    Festroia International Film Festival - Award: Awarded the Silver Dolphin - Best Cinematography. Nominated for Golden Dolphin (Director Agust Gudmundsson)
  • 1999
    Amanda Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Nordic Feature Film (Nordisk Amanda).
  • 1999
    Edda Awards - Award: Costume design (Thorunn Maria Jonsdottir). Nominated as Best film. Nominated as Actor in a leading role (Dofri Hermannsson). Nominated Best Director (Agust Gudmundsson).
  • 1998
    Toronto Intl. Film Festival

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 2000


  • Ísfilm, 2002 - VHS
  • Háskólabíó, 1999 - VHS