Our Own Oslo

The comedy Our Own Oslo is an everyday love story. We follow the strained courtship of the wildly differing Harald, forty year old engineer, and Vilborg, an unemployed single mother. They are both tangled up in their own pasts and their attempts at love end in disaster. The humor in the movie is often black and firmly tied to the commonplace, but the compassion lies with the main characters who are trying their best.

The beautiful Icelandic countryside is the opposite of the common drone of Reykjavík city, the lover’s troubled, awkward courtship is the opposite of the magical world of Oslo, where the two met while traveling, in a sense on leave from their normal lives.

Harald and Vilborg are normal people we all know. They have their strengths and weaknesses. They make some questionable decisions, are often unlucky and clumsy at communication, but like the rest of us they are driven on by the simple quest for a better life, companionship, love and happiness.

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About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    March 4, 2011, Smárabíó
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Length
    94 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Okkar eigin Osló
  • International Title
    Our Own Oslo
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with; English sub.

Company Credits


  • 2013
    Scandinavia House New York, USA
  • 2012
    4 Steps into the Great North - Icelandic Days, Rome, Italy
  • 2011
    Cannes Film Festival, Market Screenings

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 2012

Cinema distribution

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

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