Honour of the House

A hypocritical and selfish older sister holds power over her younger, unselfish and humanitarian sister by hiding the shame of her younger sister's pregnancy, with the purpose of upholding the aristocratic status of their name and household. Or that is what we are told, because underneath the facade, is a story of two sisters, who have had intimacy with the same man.


About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 24, 1999, Háskólabíó
  • Genre
  • Length
    110 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Ungfrúin góða og húsið
  • International Title
    Honour of the House
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Norway, Sweden
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Based on a
    Short story
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with; English, German,French sub. in production - 35mm film with English sub. - 35mm film without sub. - 35 mm film with French sub. - 35 mm film with German sub. - Betacam SP with English sub. -


  • 2011
    Filmfest Hamburg, Icelandic retrospective
  • 2010
    Icelandic Film Days In Strasbourg
  • 2009
    Scandinavian House
  • 1999
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Actress in a leading role (Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir). Make-up achievement of the year. (Ragna Fossberg) Film Score of the Year (Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson).
  • 1999
    Academy Award - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 2000


  • Bergvík, 2000 - DVD