Íslenska

Children of Nature

An old man who lives by himself decides to give up farming and move to the city, where he has a difficult time settling in and ends up in an old people's home. There he meets an old flame who dreams of being buried on the farm where she grew up, which has now been deserted for years. One night they flee together in search of adventure.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    August 1, 1991, Stjörnubíó
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    85 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Börn náttúrunnar
  • International Title
    Children of Nature
  • Production Year
    1991
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.66:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - Betacam SP with English sub. - DCP in production.

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, Pólland
  • 2016
    Islandske filmdage 2016, Kaupmannahöfn
  • 2014
    Pula Film Festival
  • 2014
    Salisbury International Arts Festival
  • 2012
    Two Riversides Film and Art Festival, Polland
  • 2012
    Festival Air d'Islande, France
  • 2011
    Fünf-Seen-Filmfestival, Gilching, Germany.
  • 2011
    Febiofest, Prague
  • 2010
    Icelandic Film Days, Innspruck
  • 2010
    Artfilmfest International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Yerevan International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 2009
    Festival Intertational Mar del Plata
  • 2009
    Scandinavian House
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 1993
    Cologne Int. Film Festival - Award: The Public Prize
  • 1993
    Stuttgart Natur Film Festival - Award: Grand Prix
  • 1993
    Yubari Int. Film Festival, Japan - Award: Grand Prix
  • 1992
    DV - Award: Cultural Award
  • 1992
    Nordic Film Festival in Rouen - Award: Public Prize of A.C.O.R (Association of cinemas)
  • 1992
    Film Festival in Bergamo - Award: The Bronze Plate and The Prize of best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson)
  • 1992
    Academy Awards (Oscar) - Award: Best Foreign Language Film Nomination.
  • 1992
    Mostra Int. del Film d’Autore, San Remo, Italy - Award: Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson), Audience Award - The Bronze Plate
  • 1992
    Int. Film Festival Troia - Award: Silver Dolphin - Best Film, Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson)
  • 1991-1993
    The 10th Nordic Film Festival - Award: Best Scandinavian Film
  • 1991
    Montreal Film Festival - Award: Best Artistic Contribution
  • 1991
    Lübeck Film Festival - Award: The Scandinavian Film Institutions Prize
  • 1991
    Felix - Award: European Film Composer of the Year
  • 1991
    Felix - Award: Nomination for Best Actress (Sigríður Hagalín)
  • 1991
    Festival International Henri Langlois de Tours - Award: Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson)
  • ????
    Northern Light Film Festival - Award: The Carl Dreyer Prize

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1995
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1996
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 2000

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • SAM myndir, 2004 - DVD
  • Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan, 1993 - VHS
  • Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan, 1991 - VHS