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Börn og Foreldrar - Children and Parents (2DVD)

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Börn og Foreldrar (2006/2007) aka Children and Parents

Foreldrar Trailer here.

Börn (Children) - A single mother of four struggles, and is oblivious to what’s going on with her twelve year old son, Guðmundur. her sons only friend is a schizophrenic in his forties, who lives with his mother in the same apartment building. Paths cross when Guðmundurs dad shows up from the underworlds. 

Foreldrar (Parents) - The movie is about various parents, and the question about who is a parent and who is the child, relationships and family. is family your blood relatives or does that even matter? the films is a indipendent sequal of börn.

Börn [Children]:
Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's going on with her twelve year old son Gudmund, a victim of brutal bullying at school and whose life is on the fast track to destruction. Gudmund's only friend in the world is Marinó, a schizophrenic in his forties, who lives with his mother in the same apartment building. When Marinó realizes that his mother has secretly been dating a stranger, Marino starts to lose grip on reality. Gardar is an underworld enforcer who makes a mess at work and as a result his twin brother Georg is beaten up. Exiled both from the underworld and his family, Gardar has to make a fresh start in life. He decided to seek out his family, Gardar has to make a fresh start in life. He decided to seek out his son Gudmund whom he has never seen but the straight and narrow is a though path to follow .

CHILDREN is the independent first part of twin features by Ragnar Bragason and Vesturport exploring the roles of children and parents.

Original title: Börn
English title: Children
Genre: Drama
Language: Icelandic
Director: Ragnar Bragason
Scriptwriter: Ragnar Bragson & the cast Main cast: Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Nína Dögg Filipusdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Andri Snaer, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Erlendur Eiríksson, Margrét Helga Jóhannesdóttir, Sigurdur Skúlason

Running time: 93 min
Language: Icelandic/German
Subtitles: Icelandic/English/Spanish/Danish
Release Date: 9 September 2006 (Iceland)
Children & Parents came out on  DVD 4th December 2008
Region 2 dvd

Awards:
-BEST film – The Golden Swan, Copenhagen International Film Festival
-BEST film – Transylvania International Film Festival
-BEST screenplay  - EDDA Awards – The Icelandic Film and TV awards
-Official submission from Iceland to the 2007 Academy Awards, in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
-CHILDREN – wins Best Film at Copenhagen International Film Festival
-CHILDREN – “Best Director” Transilvania
-CHILDREN one of ten best European films 2006!
-CHILDREN is awarded ‘Special Jury Prize’ at COURMAYEUR NOIR


Foreldrar [Parents]:

The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. His wants a baby of his own flesh and blood but it's not working out. When he finds out that his wife has been deceiving him all these years he decides it's time for a change. Einar is a stockbroker who is very successful at work but not in his personal life. For the last couple of months Einar has been living at a hotel waiting for his wife to realize the terrible mistake she made by throwing him out. Katrin Rose returns from Sweden where she has lived for eight years. In Iceland Katrin has an eleven-year-old son, brought up by his grandmother and now Katrin wants him back. Katrin gets a job as a dentist's assistant intending to make a fresh start but her troubled past catches up with her.

PARENTS is the indipendent second part of twin features by Ragnar Bragason and Vesturport exploring the roles of children and parents.

Original title: Foreldrar
English title: Parents
Genre: Drama
Language: Icelandic
Director: Ragnar Bragason
Scriptwriter: Ragnar Bragson & the cast
Main cast: Ingvar E.Sigurdsson, Nanna Kristin Magnusdóttir, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Gudrún Jónsdóttir, Karl Gudmundsson, Gudrún Thorvaldsdottir, Pétur Rognvaldsson, Reine Brynolfsson, Gunnar Hansson

Running time: 93 min
Language: Icelandic/German
Subtitles: Icelandic/English/Spanish/Danish
Parents premiered 19th January 2007
Children & Parents came out on  DVD 4th December 2008
The first part, CHILDREN was released in 2006.
Parents received 6 Edda awards- The Icelandic Film and TV Awards -including:
Best Film – Best Screenplay -Director of the year
Region 2 dvd