Íslenska

Land and Sons

One farmer and his sons live in the valley alone with their debts and anxieties. The ties which bind the father to the land he has cultivated and lived upon are indissoluble. He has likewise played a leading part in the social organization of the district and in the cooperative movement. Despite unremitting labor, his debts continue steadily to increase. When he dies, his son sees no point in continuing his father's hopeless struggle. He refuses help from the neighbouring farmer and abandons the property and the girl he has been courting. The values which meant everything to the father have lost all significance for the young man, who directs his steps towards the town in search of the values of a new generation, a new age.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    January 25, 1980, Austubæjarbíó
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Language
    Icelandic, Danish
  • Original Title
    Land og synir
  • International Title
    Land and Sons
  • Production Year
    1980
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Premiere TV Channel
    RÚV
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Based on a
    Novel
  • Antecendent Title
    Land and Sons
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.66:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. -

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York
  • 1983
    Nordic Film Days Lübeck
  • 1981
    Academy Awards - Award: The Icelandic entry for best foreign language film.
  • 1981
    Taormina Film Fest - Award: Silver award.
  • ????
    Chicago International Film Festival

Releases

  • Bergvík, 1980 - VHS


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