Íslenska

Jitters

When Gabriel returns to Iceland from a two-week trip to Manchester, England, all those close to him seem to think that he has changed somewhat. Having met and befriended his stylist roommate Marcus in the UK, a free thinking, rebellious teenager.

Through a series of unfortunate events, tragedy befalls this tight-knit group when Stella, Gabriels best girlfriend, takes her own life. Crushed, Gabriel falls into a black hole of despair, which forces him to take a hard look at himself - which ultimately forces him to reveal a harsh, agonizing secret about himself.

What ensues is a tale of complex and fragile relationships, where teenagers struggle with their identities, while forging their place in a sometimes unyielding society. All the while coping with love, loss, hate, betrayal, euphoria, sadness and ultimately, forgiveness.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 15, 2010, Sambíóin í Álfabakka
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    93 min. 44 sec.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English
  • Original Title
    Órói
  • International Title
    Jitters
  • Production Year
    2010
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    HDcam
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.39:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English sub.

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2015
    Íslensk kvikmyndahátíð, Nuuk
  • 2012
    MIX Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark,
  • 2012
    Regensburger Short Film Week, Germany
  • 2012
    The Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Australia
  • 2012
    BFI London Lespian and Gay Film Festival, UK
  • 2012
    Ciné-Jeune del'Aisne International Film Festival, France - Award: Won ECFA (European Children's Film Association) Awards
  • 2012
    Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam
  • 2012
    Cine Nordica, France
  • 2011
    exground filmfest, Germany - Award: Won the International Youth Film Contest.
  • 2011
    GAFFA International Film Festival for Young People, Austria.
  • 2011
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Children and Youth Film Festival Just Film, Estonia
  • 2011
    Kaunas International Film Festival, Lithuania
  • 2011
    Athens International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Indie Lisboa
  • 2011
    Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Seoul International Youth Film Festival
  • 2011
    Buster Film Festival (Denmark)
  • 2011
    Warsaw Film Festival
  • 2011
    Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth
  • 2011
    Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival - Award: Don Quixote prize for best film in the Youth section.
  • 2011
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2011
    Zlin Zlin Filmfest, Czech Republic.
  • 2011
    Cannes Film Festival, Market Screenings
  • 2011
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Þorsteinn Bachmann). Nominated for Sound Design of the Year (Friðrik Sturluson, Kjartan Kjartansson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Hreindís Ylfa Garðarsdóttir). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Atli Óskar Fjalarsson). Nominated for Film Score of the Year (Ólafur Arnalds). Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Ingibjörg Reynisdóttir, Baldvin Z). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir). Nominated for Cinematography of the Year (Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson).

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Álfabakka, 2010
  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Kringlunni, 2010
  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Selfossi, 2010
  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Akureyri, 2010
  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Egilshöll, 2010