Íslenska

Atomic Station

Atomic Station is based on a novel by Nobel prize-winning author, Halldór Laxness, and shot in both Icelandic and English. A beautiful and intelligent young country girl comes to post-war Reykjavik to work as a maid in a prominent citizen's home while studying music. She becomes emotionally involved with her attractive middle-aged employer and finds it hard to choose between him and her boyfriend, a younger more idealistic man. Her story is told against a background of intrigue, in which politicians secretly negotiate the establishment of a foreign nuclear base.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    March 3, 1984
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    98 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Atómstöðin
  • International Title
    Atomic Station
  • Production Year
    1984
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Based on a
    Novel
  • Antecendent Title
    Atom Station
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.66:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - 35 mm film with French sub. -

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 1985
    Chicago International Film Festival
  • 1985
    Valladolid International Film Festival
  • 1985
    Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 1984
    Cannes Internation Film Festival, Director's Fortnight - Award: Directors Fortnight
  • 1984
    Taormina Film Fest
  • 1984
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 1984
    Nordische Filmtage Lubeck
  • 1984
    International Film Festival of Flanders-Ghent

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1992

Releases

  • Námsgagnastofnun, 1984 - VHS


Trailer