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Rokland

When Böddi returns to his home village, in the North of Iceland, after 10 years of academic life in Germany he sets out to change the mindset of the local people. Through his blog he preaches highbrow ideals mixed with Viking Era romanticism which both amuses and confuses the locals. The students he teaches at the local high school think he's crazy and finally Böddi gets fired. The girl he is in love with rejects him and the one he’s using as a distraction ends up using him. Being a man of ideals, Böddi continues his poetic crusade but with limited success. When it finally dawns on him that nothing will ever change in the village, he gets on his sturdy horse, Nietzsche, and rides south, to the big city of Reykjavík. He’s got a gun in his pocket and noble ideas for the people. He’s ready for his revolution. And this revolution is quite real.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    January 14, 2011, Sambíó
  • Genre
    Drama, Comedy
  • Length
    98 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Rokland
  • International Title
    Rokland
  • Production Year
    2011
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Based on a
    Novel
  • Antecendent Title
    Stormland
  • Production Format
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.35:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English subtitles

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2015
    Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma, Finnlandi
  • 2013
    Icelandic Films, Copenhagen, Denmark and Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2012
    Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, Britain,
  • 2012
    Pune International Film Festival, PIFF, Maharashtra, India
  • 2012
    Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California
  • 2012
    Moscow Internotinal Film Festival, Moscow
  • 2011
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson). Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir). Nominated for Cinematography of the Year (Philip Robertsson). Nominated for Editor of the Year (Valdís Óskarsdóttir).

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Álfabakka, 2011
  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Egilshöll, 2011
  • Iceland
    Sambíóin Akureyri, 2011
  • Iceland
    Bíó Paradís, 2011