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101 Reykjavik (DVD)

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A film by: Baltasar Kormákur
Main cast: Victoria Abril & Hilmir Snaer Gudnason

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The film, 101 Reykjavik,  opened in Iceland on June 1, 2000 and was first released internationally at the Locarno International Film Festival in August 2000. The film has received critical acclaim abroad and has been sold to more then 50 countries.

The film has received numerous international awards and nominations including:

  1. Won the 2000 Youth Jury Award: Euro
  2. Won the 2000 Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Lübeck Nordic Film Day
  3. Won the 2001 Big Golden Arena for the best film at the Pula Film Festival
  4. Won the 2001 Grand Jury Prize at the Rouen Nordic Film Festival
  5. Won the 2001 Prize of the Union of Georgian Filmmakers at the Tbilisi International Film Festival
  6. Won the 2000 FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival
  7. Won the 2000 Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival
  8. Nominated for the 2001 Golden Precolumbian Circle at the Bogota Film Festival
  9. Nominated for the 2001 Best Film at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
  10. Nominated for the 2000 Golden Frog at the Camerimage
  11. Nominated for the 2000 European Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards
  12. Nominated for the 2000 Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival
Synopsis:

A 30 year old man still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net. His mothers Spanish flamenco teacher (Victoria Abril - Lola) moves in with them for Christmas. On New Years eve, while his mother is away he finds out Lola is a lesbian, but also ends up having rampart, drunken sex with her. His mother returns only to break the news she is also a lesbian and her and Lola are in love. Lola becomes pregnant with his child and she and his mother plan to bring the baby up together. Failing in his suicide attempt, he matures, gets a job, and lives together with his mother, her lover and their (his) baby boy.

Cast

Victoria Abril
Hilmir Snaer Gudnason
Hanna Maria Karlsdottir
Thrudur Vilhjalmsdottir
Baltasar Kormákur
Olafur Darri Olafsson
Throstur Leo Gunnarsson
Eyvindur Erlendsson
Halldora Bjornsdottir
Hilmar Jonsson
Johann Sigurdarson
Edda Heidrun Backman
Gudmundur Ingi Thorvaldsson
Gunnar Eyjolfsson
Jonina Olafsdottir

Lola
Hlynur
Berglind
Hofi
Throstur
Marri
Brusi
Hafsteinn
Elsa
Magnus
Pall
Pall´s wife
Ellert
Neighbour
Woman at the Insurance

Language: English / Icelandic or French dubbing
Subtitles: English, German, French, Norwegian and Icelandic
Genre: Black comedy
Running time: 92min
Year of production: 2000
Region 2 dvd

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