Íslenska

Volcano

Hannes is estranged from his family, hardly has any friends and the relationship to his wife has faded. Through drastic events, Hannes realizes that he has to adjust his life in order to help someone he loves. Volcano is a coming of age love story of a 67-year-old man and about dealing with the choices of the past and the difficulties of the present in order to embrace the future.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 30, 2011, Háskólabíó
  • International Premiere Date
    May 13, 2011, Director´s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    95 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Eldfjall
  • International Title
    Volcano
  • Production Year
    2011
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    Super 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English sub. DCP without sub 35mm film with English sub.

Festivals

  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland
  • 2015
    Icelandic Film Festival, Noida og Chennai, Indlandi
  • 2015
    Icelandic Film Festival, Indlandi
  • 2015
    Culturescapes, Basel
  • 2015
    Chennai International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Avvantura Festival Film Forum Zadar
  • 2014
    Fest Espinho
  • 2014
    Nordic Showcase Sao Paulo
  • 2014
    Icelandic Film Festival, Nuuk
  • 2013
    Nordic Lights Film Festival (Nordic Heritage Museum), Seattle, USA
  • 2013
    Icelandic films, Copenhagen, Denmark and Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2013
    Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico
  • 2012
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Director of the Year. Script of the Year. Actress of the Year (Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir). Actor of the Year (Theódór Júlíusson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Þorsteinn Bachmann). Nominated for Cinematography of the Year (Sophia Olsson). Nominated for Editor of the Year (Jacob Shulsinger). Nominated for Sound Design of the Year (Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson). Nominated for Music of the Year (Kjartan Sveinsson). Nominated for Set Design of the Year (Haukur Karlsson). Nominated for Costume Design of the Year (Helga Rós V. Hannam). Nominated for Make-Up Achievement of the Year (Guðbjörg Huldís Kristinsdóttir).
  • 2012
    Festival Internacional de Cinema Jovem de Espinho - Award: Best Film Award.
  • 2012
    Bradford International Film Festival - Award: Best Film.
  • 2012
    Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA,
  • 2012
    Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, Missouri, USA,
  • 2012
    Zagreb Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2012
    OUFF Film Festival De Cine Internacional de Ourense, Ourense, Spain
  • 2012
    International Film Festival Fiji, Fiji, Melanesia
  • 2012
    Exposed Festival for First Films, Cologne, Germany
  • 2012
    Europe on Screen, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2012
    SUBTITLE European Film Festival, Icelandic New Wave, Ireland
  • 2012
    Academy Awards - Award: The Icelandic entry for the best foreign language feature.
  • 2012
    Palm Springs International Film Festival, California, USA
  • 2012
    Scandinavian Film Festival L.A., California, USA
  • 2012
    Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
  • 2012
    Australian Cinémathéque, Queensland, Australia
  • 2012
    Hong Kong International Film Festival, China
  • 2012
    Rome Independent Film Festival, Rome, Italy
  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York
  • 2012
    Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, USA
  • 2012
    Seattle International Film Festival, USA
  • 2012
    Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba International Film Festival, Brasil
  • 2012
    Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Paris, France
  • 2012
    Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba, Canada
  • 2012
    Scottsdale Film Festival, USA
  • 2011
    Transilvania International Film Festival - Award: Best Directing Award.
  • 2011
    Director´s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
  • 2011
    Cannes Film Festival - Award: Nominated for the Camera d´Or.
  • 2011
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Filmfest Munich
  • 2011
    Era New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland
  • 2011
    Haugesund International Film Festival, Norway
  • 2011
    Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Riga International Film Festival "Arsenals"
  • 2011
    Athens International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Eurasia International Film Festival - Award: Best actor (Theodór Júlíusson).
  • 2011
    Reykjavík International Film Festival - Award: The FIPRESCI-award. The Church of Iceland award.
  • 2011
    Chicago International Film Festival - Award: The Silver Hugo award in the New Directors Competition.
  • 2011
    BFI London Film Festival
  • 2011
    Festival du Nouveau Cinema - Award: Awarded the Golden Wolf - the first prize in the international selection. The AQCC critics’ awards.
  • 2011
    Haifa International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Hamptons International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Bergen International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival - Award: Best Actor (Theodór Júlíusson).
  • 2011
    Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival - Award: First prize in the Meeting Point category.
  • 2011
    Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Nordische filmtage Lubeck
  • 2011
    Starz Denver Film Festival - Award: The Krzyzstof Kieslowski award (the festivals first prize).
  • 2011
    Sevilla Festival de CineEuropeo - Award: EFA - European Film Selection Competition.
  • 2011
    Noordelijk Film Festival
  • 2011
    Scanorama European Film Forum
  • 2011
    Cinessone Festival du Cinema Europeen En Essonne
  • 2011
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Cinema distribution

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