Brim (a.k.a. Undercurrent)

The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of weeklong tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid crew members commits suicide. To fill his gap, a young woman takes his place on the next tour and gradually the fragile balance is tipped, and personal issues that should be left on the mainland cause dangerous friction between the crew members.


About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 2, 2010, Háskólabíó
  • Genre
  • Length
    87 min. 45 sec.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Brim (a.k.a. Undercurrent)
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Poland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Based on a
  • Production Format
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. -

Company Credits


  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland
  • 2013
    Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico
  • 2012
    Cine Nordica, France
  • 2012
    Titanic International Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2012
    Festival Air d'Islande, France
  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Comtempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York
  • 2011
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Brussels Film Festival
  • 2011
    Moscow International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Göteborg International Film Festival - Award: Competition participant
  • 2011
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Sound Design of the Year (Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson). Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir). Film Score of the Year (Slowblow). Feature Film of the Year. Cinematography of the Year (G. Magni Ágústsson). Editor of the Year (Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Eva Lind Höskuldsdóttir). NOminated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Ólafur Egill Egilsson). Nominated for Costume Design of the Year (Margrét Einarsdóttir). Nominated for Director of the Year (Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Ottó G. Borg, Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Nína dögg Filippusdóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir). Nomnated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir). Nominated for Make-up Achievement of the Year (Ásta Hafþórsdóttir).
  • 2011
    Kvikmyndaverðlaun Norðurlandaráðs / Nordic Council Film Prize - Award: Nominated.
  • 2011
    Northcape Film Festival
  • 2011
    Scanorama European Film Forum
  • 2011
    Nordic Filmdays in Lubeck
  • 2011
    BFI London Film Festival
  • 2011
    Braunschweig International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Viareggio EuropaCinema
  • 2010
    Reykjavik International Film Festival

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland
    Háskólabíó, 2010
  • Iceland
    Smárabíó, 2010
  • Iceland
    Borgarbíó Akureyri, 2010
  • Iceland
    Bíó Paradís, 2011