Íslenska

Devil's Island

Devil's Island is a bitter sweet tale of Iceland in the fifties. Life is rough in Reykjavik's post-war slum of Camp Thule, where the abandoned US military barracks have been turned into makeshift homes. Struggling wives and their hard-working husbands try to make ends meet. The younger generation dreams of dollars, Rock'n'Roll and the American way of life. To celebrate or to drown their misery - they're never short of a good reason to booze. Devil's Island vividly depicts the everyday life of a wacky family, their neighbours and friends and shows how some of their dreams come true and others don't.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 3, 1996
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    104 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Djöflaeyjan
  • International Title
    Devil's Island
  • Production Year
    1996
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Germany
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Based on a
    Novel
  • Antecendent Title
    Devil's Island
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    SP Betacam w/English subtitles.

Festivals

  • 2014
    Pula Film Festival
  • 2010
    Artfilmfest International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Yerevan International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 2009
    Nordatlantens Brygge Biodage
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 1997
    Academy Awards - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • 1997
    Gothenburg Film Festival
  • 1997
    Berlin Ing. Film Festival Forum
  • 1997
    Nordic Film Festival, Rouen - Award: Yong Audience Prize.
  • 1997
    Augsburg Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Festival of World cinema, Philadelphia
  • 1997
    Int. Film Festival of Trioa
  • 1997
    San Francisco Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Scandinavian Film Festival
  • 1997
    International Film Festival, Sochi
  • 1997
    Midnight Sun Film Festival
  • 1997
    Festival de la Baule du Film Europeen
  • 1997
    Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival - Award: Firpesci Prize. FICC Prize.
  • 1997
    Jerusalem Film Festival
  • 1997
    Edinburght Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Haugesund, Norwegian Internatinoal Film Festival - Award: Best Nordic Film 1997.
  • 1997
    Toronto Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Forum du Cinema Européen de Strasbourg
  • 1997
    Cinéfest, Sudbury
  • 1997
    Atlantic Film Festival
  • 1997
    Europa Cinema & TV
  • 1997
    Medfilm, Rome
  • 1997
    Warsaw Film Festival
  • 1997
    Vancouver Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Chicago Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Denver Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Puerto Rico Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Mar del Plata Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1998
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 2000

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2004 - DVD
  • Fox Lorber Films, 2000 - DVD
  • Skífan ehf., 1997 - VHS
  • Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan, 1996 - VHS


Trailer