Co-written by Einar Guðmundsson
Cinematography by Ari Kristinsson
Edited by Skafti Gudmundsson
Original music by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Cast: Gísli Halldórsson, Sigríður Hagalín, Bruno Ganz
Iceland, 1991, distributed by Spellbound Productions (Iceland), digital, color, 82 min.
Icelandic with English subtitles
Two long-ago friends, discarded by modern life and their families, rediscover each other in an efficient, up-to-date retirement home, but they really want to go back to the island they knew as children. After careful planning and the theft of a small car, they head out on their long journey. There are certainly obstacles along the way – mechanical, human, and natural, but they persevere. With success will come new dangers on the now deserted island, but they are far happier in tracing a full circle in their lives. Academy Award nominee and winner of various international awards.
Tuesday, December 7 at 7 PM
The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S Lamar)
FREE for AFS Members / $8 General Admission
Read the Program Notes by Jillian Hall
Musical selection by Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson:
"Ars Moriendi" ("The Art of Dying")
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