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Synopsis

Love and hate, pleasure and pain, sex and death intertwine in this soft-hued Icelandic family drama of the disco age. Boredom has long replaced passion in the relationship of a middle-aged married couple Róbert and Margrét. The successful businessman keeps a mistress and flirts with other women right in front of his own wife; the bored lady of the house sleeps till noon, sips booze while doing chores and has sexual fantasies about a dishwasher repairman. Anna, their 18-year-old daughter, uses every chance to escape the household’s toxic atmosphere. Róbert tyrannises both his wife and daughter, but also starts to harbour rather dirty feelings towards the latter. The long-boiled tensions erupt in a fatal finale.

Reynir Oddson’s feature debut was the first film made by exclusively Icelandic cast and crew, and is said to have been responsible for starting the „Icelandic Spring” of filmmaking.

Digitally remastered in 2014 from the Super16mm original and the original 16mm magnetic film tracks. The original film material is kept at the National Film Archive of Iceland.

Director
Reynir Oddsson

(b. 1936) is the Icelandic pioneer film maker who wrote, directed, produced and partly filmed the first modern Icelandic feature filmtitled “Murder Story” (1977). Reynir began his film career making non-feature films among which the most famous was his two part documentary about the occupation of Iceland by the British Army in 1940 (1967 and 1968). These films were shown in Cinemas and were the result of Reyni‘s pioneer survey abroad to discover the wherabouts of old films shot in Iceland some 15 year before the foundation of a proper Film Archive in Iceland.

 

Filmography
  • Hernámsárin (doc, 1967)
  • Morðsaga (1977)
Sun, 25.11.2018
5:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
101507
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 101507
Movie guests
Presenter Erlendur Sveinsson
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Iceland
Year: 1977
Duration: 93 minutes
Language: Icelandic
Director: Reynir Oddsson
Writer: Reynir Oddsson
DOPs: Reynir Oddsson, Lennart Sundberg
Montage: Reynir Oddsson
Cast:  Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, Steindór Hjörleifsson, Þóra Sigurþórsdóttir
Synopsis

Love and hate, pleasure and pain, sex and death intertwine in this soft-hued Icelandic family drama of the disco age. Boredom has long replaced passion in the relationship of a middle-aged married couple Róbert and Margrét. The successful businessman keeps a mistress and flirts with other women right in front of his own wife; the bored lady of the house sleeps till noon, sips booze while doing chores and has sexual fantasies about a dishwasher repairman. Anna, their 18-year-old daughter, uses every chance to escape the household’s toxic atmosphere. Róbert tyrannises both his wife and daughter, but also starts to harbour rather dirty feelings towards the latter. The long-boiled tensions erupt in a fatal finale.

Reynir Oddson’s feature debut was the first film made by exclusively Icelandic cast and crew, and is said to have been responsible for starting the „Icelandic Spring” of filmmaking.

Digitally remastered in 2014 from the Super16mm original and the original 16mm magnetic film tracks. The original film material is kept at the National Film Archive of Iceland.

Director
Reynir Oddsson

(b. 1936) is the Icelandic pioneer film maker who wrote, directed, produced and partly filmed the first modern Icelandic feature filmtitled “Murder Story” (1977). Reynir began his film career making non-feature films among which the most famous was his two part documentary about the occupation of Iceland by the British Army in 1940 (1967 and 1968). These films were shown in Cinemas and were the result of Reyni‘s pioneer survey abroad to discover the wherabouts of old films shot in Iceland some 15 year before the foundation of a proper Film Archive in Iceland.

 

Filmography
  • Hernámsárin (doc, 1967)
  • Morðsaga (1977)