Íslenska

Summerland

Lára, a mother of two, is gifted with a sixth sense. Not only does she communicate with people in Summerland (the sweet hereafter) in open trans-science sessions, but she also has good connection with elves. In her garden she and her husband, Oscar, have a big elf stone, which Lara attends to every day. Oscar runs the family business of elf tourism and medium sessions. Business is not exactly blooming, so when he gets an offer from a German eccentric to sell the stone for a substantial amount, he is really tempted.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 17, 2010
  • Genre
    Comedy
  • Length
    78 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Sumarlandið
  • International Title
    Summerland
  • Production Year
    2010
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    RED
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with; English sub. - 35mm film without sub. - Blu Ray with; English sub. - HDCAM with English sub. -

Festivals

  • 2013
    Awaken! International Spiritual Film Festival - Award: Won for best feature film.
  • 2012
    Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA
  • 2012
    Nordic Lights Film Festival, Minniapolis, USA
  • 2011
    CPH Pix
  • 2011
    Haugesund International Film Festival, Norway
  • 2011
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Sound Design of the Year (Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir). Nominated for Film Score of the Year (Sigurður Guðmundsson, Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Grímur Hákonarson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Snorri Engilbertsson). Nominated for Editor of the Year (Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir). Nominated for Set Design of the Year (Linda Stefánsdóttir).
  • 2011
    Fantastic Fest
  • 2011
    Mill Valley Film Festival
  • 2011
    Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Canberra International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Scanorama European Film Forum

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland
    Háskólabíó, 2010
  • Iceland
    Smárabíó, 2010
  • Iceland
    Laugarásbíó, 2010
  • Iceland
    Borgarbíó Akureyri, 2010


Trailer