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Tears of Stone

The Icelandic composer Jón Leifs, who has a promising future, falls in love with a Jewish girl. His quest for success becomes a quest for survival as his love for music has to vie with his love for his wife and two daughters. Facing two impossible choices, he finds his life turning into a Greek tragedy in a country which is rapidly becoming hell on earth.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 15, 1995
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    114 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, German
  • Original Title
    Tár úr steini
  • International Title
    Tears of Stone
  • Production Year
    1995
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film without sub. - 35mm film with English sub. - Betacam SP with English sub. -

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2000
    Gothenbourg Film Festival
  • 2000
    Icelandic-Canadian Club
  • 2000
    Local Heroes
  • 2000
    28. Int. Film Festival de la Rochelle
  • 2000
    Cinema Arts Center
  • 1998
    16. Int. Film Festival of Uruguay
  • 1998
    Music Film Festival
  • 1998
    Nordic Film Week in Tallin
  • 1997
    Jewish Film Festival Philadelphia
  • 1997
    Jewish Community Center Baltimore
  • 1997
    Image de la Memoire Audio Visuelle Jeive
  • 1997
    Musée D'art et d'historire du Judaism
  • 1997
    Minneapolis Film Festival
  • 1997
    Monteral Jewish Film Festival
  • 1997
    Norwegian-Icelandic Film Festival
  • 1997
    Music Film Festival
  • 1997
    Art Film Festival
  • 1997
    Northern Encounters
  • 1997
    Jerusalem Int. Film Festival
  • 1997
    Chicago Film Center
  • 1996
    Academy Awards - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • 1996
    Gothenbourg Film Festival - Award: Nordic Public Jury Prize
  • 1996
    Philadelphia Film Festival
  • 1996
    Seattle Int. Film Festival
  • 1996
    London Jewish Film Festival
  • 1996
    Melbourne Jewish Film Festival
  • 1996
    Welsh Int. Film Festival
  • 1996
    Scrittura&Imagine
  • 1996
    Washington Jewish Film Festival
  • 1996
    New York Jewish Film Festival
  • 1996
    Palm Springs Film Festival
  • 1996
    Prague International Film Festival - Award: Best Cinematography
  • 1995
    Harstad Arts Festival
  • 1995
    Norwegian Int. Film Festival
  • ????
    Montpellier Int. Jewish Film Festival - Award: Grand Prix Best Film

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1996
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1998

Releases

  • Tónabíó, 2005 - DVD
  • Stjörnubíó, 1996 - VHS