Íslenska

Movie Days

Movie Days is a comedy set in the early sixties and based on Fridrik Thor Fridrikssons own childhood memories, a time when Icelandic society underwent a period of great turbulence and change. At the same time, American movies and television gave the period a special atmosphere, filled with enchantment and romance that distracted many people from the drabness of their everyday existence. Thomas is submerged in and fascinated by the imaginary world of the cinema, but eventually has to come to terms with his own culture and reality.

Movie Days is, along with Children of Nature (1991) and Angels of the Universe (2000), a great sample of the good co working between Fridrik Thor and the writer Einar Már Gudmundsson.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    June 28, 1994
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    82 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Bíódagar
  • International Title
    Movie Days
  • Production Year
    1994
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Germany
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.66:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with; English sub. - Betacam SP without sub. -

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2018
    ´North Atlantic Film Days
  • 2018
    Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival
  • 2014
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Febiofest, Prague
  • 2010
    Artfilmfest International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Yerevan International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 2009
    Plus Camerimage Film Festival
  • 1995
    Göteborg Film Festival
  • 1995
    Yubari Fantastic Film Festival
  • 1995
    Portland Film Festival
  • 1995
    Dublin Film Festival
  • 1995
    Nordic Film Festival
  • 1995
    Cleveland Film Festival
  • 1995
    Istanbul Film Festival
  • 1995
    Rivertown Film Festival
  • 1995
    Philadelphia Film Festival
  • 1995
    Cannes Junior
  • 1995
    Seatlle Film Festival
  • 1995
    Troja Film Festival
  • 1995
    Midnight Sun Film Festival
  • 1995
    St. Petersburg Film Festival
  • 1995
    Cambridge Film Festival 1995
  • 1995
    Galway Film Festival
  • 1995
    Academy Awards - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • 1995
    Mamers Film Festival - Award: Best Film.
  • 1995
    Festival de Laon - Award: Grand Prix.
  • 1994
    The World Film Festival Montreal
  • 1994
    Toronto International Film Festival
  • 1994
    Sudbury International Film Festival
  • 1994
    Copenhagen Film Festival
  • 1994
    Hamburg Film Festival
  • 1994
    The Vancouver International Film Festival
  • 1994
    Cork Film Festival
  • 1994
    The Chicago International Film Festival
  • 1994
    Sao Paolo International Film Festival
  • 1994
    London Film Festival
  • 1994
    Puerto Rico International Film Festival
  • 1994
    Cinemagic International Film Festival For Young People
  • 1994
    The Nordic Amanda - Award: Best Scandinavian Film of the Year.
  • 1994
    Nordische Filmtage Lubeck - Award: Balticum Prize
  • 1994
    Locarno International Film Festival - Award: Nominated for Golden Leopard.

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1997
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1998

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan, 1995 - VHS