Sacred Mound, The

A seven-year-old boy is sent to a farm on a remote island, when his mother goes abroad. On the island the boy gets to know a twenty-year-old woman who seems willing to take on a mother's role. But the boy is reaching an age of sexual awareness and instead of regarding her as a mother figure; he falls obsessively in love with her.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 1, 1993
  • Genre
  • Length
    90 min.
  • Original Title
    Hin helgu vé
  • International Title
    Sacred Mound, The
  • Production Year
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles
    No usable print available. -


  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 1994
    Troia International Film Festival - Award: Golden Dolphin for best picture. Silver Dolphin for best actor and actress
  • 1994
    Troia International Film Festival - Award: Catholic International Association of Critics Honorary Prize
  • 1994
    Nordische Filmtage Lubeck - Award: NDR--Férderpreises
  • 1993
    Berlin International Film Festival - Award: Official Selection: Panorama
  • 1993
    Icelandic Entry for the Academy Awards

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1995
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1998


  • F.I.L.M., 1993 - VHS