Íslenska

Ingalo

Ingaló is helping her father on his small fishing boat, but he's an obstinate character and relations between them are tense. After a dance in the village which ends in a fight between the local people and crew of Matthildur ÍS 167, a visiting fishing boat, Ingaló and her younger brother leave home. Ingaló stays briefly in Reykjavík and has a short affair with Vilhjálmur, a man in his thirties. Sveinn has found a job on Matthildur and Ingaló is taken on as a cook. The fishing is poor and when the vessel breaks down it heads for home port, where the crew stays in derelict living quarters for seasonal workers. Ingaló finds out that Matthildur's owner and big wheel in town is none other than Vilhjálmur. Already mocked by the crew for being unable to cope with life at sea, Sveinn suffers absolute humiliation at the living quarters. Inagló is torn between her protective instincts towards Sveinn and her attraction towards Skúli, the chief engineer on Matthildur. But Skúli himself has plenty of other things on his mind, among them the new local beauty queen.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    February 8, 1992
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    96 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Ingaló
  • International Title
    Ingalo
  • Production Year
    1992
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Finland, Germany
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English sub. - 35mm film without sub. - 35mm film with English sub. -

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland
  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York
  • 2011
    Filmfest Hamburg, Icelandic retrospective
  • 1993
    Rouen: Festival des film nordiques - Award: Best picture.
  • 1993
    Mamers Film Festival
  • 1993
    Tromsö International Film Festival
  • 1993
    Delhi International Film Festival
  • 1993
    Stockholm International Film Festival
  • 1993
    Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • 1993
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 1993
    Dublin International Film Festival
  • 1993
    Sydney Film Festival
  • 1993
    Dortmund International Women's Film Festival
  • 1993
    Norræn kvikmyndahátíð í Reykjavík
  • 1993
    Ales Film Festival
  • 1993
    New directors-Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • 1993
    International Film Festival of La Rochelle
  • 1993
    San Francisco International Film Festival
  • 1993
    Stuttgart Natur Film Festival
  • 1993
    Troia International Film Festival - Award: Silver Dolphin for best script (Ásdís Thoroddsen). Silver Dolphin for best actress in a leading role (Sólveig Arnarsdóttir).
  • 1993
    San Remo Film Festival - Award: Best actress in a leading role (Sólveig Arnarsdóttir).
  • 1993
    Umeå Film Fest
  • 1993
    OCIC-organisation catholique du cinema et de l'audiovisuel (alþjóðleg kaþólsk dómnefnd í kvikmyndum) - Award: Acknowledgement.
  • 1992
    Cannes International Film Festival - Award: Chosen for Critics week
  • 1992
    Rivertown Film Festival
  • 1992
    Gijón Film Festival
  • 1992
    Cambridge Film Festival
  • 1992
    Montréal World Film Festival
  • 1992
    Hof International Film Festival
  • 1992
    Lübeck Nordic Film Days
  • 1992
    San Juan International Film Festival

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1994
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1996

Releases

  • Gjóla ehf., 2012 - DCP
  • Gjóla ehf., 2007 - DVD
  • Gjóla ehf., 1996 - VHS