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Hafid - The Sea (DVD)

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Synopsis

Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed sexual abuse, lingering suspicions, sibling rivalries and incestuous passions. Ultimately, it's a heartless battle between the past and the future that culminates in a night of explosive rage.

Original title:
 Hafið
English title: The Sea
Genre:
 Drama
Language:
 Icelandic


Director:
 Baltasar Kormákur
Scriptwriter:
 Baltasar Kormákur, Ólafur Haukur Símonarson
Main cast:
 Gunnar Eyjólfsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Herdís Thorvaldsdóttir, Gudrún Gísladóttir, Hélène De Fougerolles, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Sigurdur Skúlason, Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir, Sven Nordin
Editor:
 Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Music: Jón Ásgeirsson
Producer(s): Baltasar Kormákur
Production company:
 Blueeyes Productions


Country:
 Iceland
Length:
 109 minutes
Premiere date and year: September 13th 2002
Region 2 dvd

Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Finnish and Icelandic

Festivals
Toronto Int. Film Festival Sept. 2002 Canada
San Sebastian International Film Festival Sept 2002, Spain
Tromsø Int. Film Festival Jan. 2003 Norway
Sundance Film Festival Jan. 2003 USA
Goteborg Film Festival January 2003 Sweden
Nordic Film Festival Rouen March 2003 France
Hong Kong Film Festival April 2003 China
Singapore Int. Film Festival  April 2003 Singapore
Istanbul Film Festival April 2003 Turkey
Taormina Film Festival June 2003 Italy        
Sidney Film Festival  June 2003 Australia
Karlovy Vary Film Festival July 2003 Czech Republic        
Wellington Film Festival July 2003 New Zealand
Melbourne International Film Festival July 2003 Australia
Gimli Film Festival  August 2003 Canada
Filmfest Hamburg September 2003 Germany
The 4th Seoul-European Film Festival  October 2003 South-Korea
Nordic Film Days Lübeck  November 2003 Germany
Scanorama November 2003 Lithuania
Kolkata Int. Film Festival November 2003 India
Mumbai Int. Film Festival November 2003 India
Awards & nominations
Won the 2003 FIPRESCI Prize at the Istanbul International Film Festival
Nominated for the 2003 Golden Tulip Awards at the Istanbul International Film Festival
Nominated for the 2002 Nordic Council's Film Prize
Nominated for the 2002 Golden Seashell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival
Won the 2003 Audience Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival
Nominated for the 2002 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards as one of the three most interesting projects to be expected from Europe in 2002
At the EDDA Awards in Iceland 2002 the film received 8 Awards
Film of the Year
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Gunnar Eyjólfsson
Actress of the year: Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Sigurdur Skúlason
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Herdís Thorvaldsdóttir
Best Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Screenplay of the year: Baltasar Kormákur & Ólafur Haukur Símonarson
Professional Category, Sound/Vision: Valdís Óskarsdottir (editor)