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HJARTASTEINN / Heartstone

HJARTASTEINN / Heartstone

In a small village in rural Iceland, Thor and Christian are best friends whose home lives are unsatisfactory, to say the least. Thor is ruthlessly mocked by his elder sisters, while his mother can’t be bothered to hide her frustration at having to sacrifice her pleasure for the sake of her children. While Thor suffers from absentee parenting, Christian’s drunken and abusive father is, unfortunately for him, all too present. When the two friends strike up romantic relationships with a pair of girls, the events that follow threaten to destroy the longest and most meaningful relationship either has ever had. (Steve Gravestock, Toronto International Film Festival)

GUÐMUNDUR ARNAR GUÐMUNDSSON was born in 1982 in Reykjavík. He has a degree in fine arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and studied screenwriting in Denmark. For his short film Whale Valley, he received a Special Mention in the Official Competition of the Cannes International Film Festival and a nomination for the European Film Awards. Heartstone is his debut feature. // Films (selection): Þröng sýn (2005, short), Jeffrey & Beth (2009, short), Whale Valley (2013, short), Ártún (2014, short), The Mad Half Hour (2015, short), Hjartasteinn (Heartstone, 2016)

CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film 2017

Competition Fiction 2017

GUÐMUNDUR ARNAR GUÐMUNDSSON

Denmark / Iceland 2016
DCP / Cinemascope / color
129 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editing
Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound
Peter Schultz
Music
Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Cast
Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst (SF Studios, DK), Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Join Motion Pictures, IS)
Producers
Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir

Trailer
Website

Production

SF Studios
Wildersgade 8
1408 Copenhagen K, Denmark
production@sfstudios.dk
www.sfstudios.dk
World Sales

Films Boutique
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10997 Berlin, Germany
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film 2017
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