In a remote fishing village in Iceland, teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer. One wants to win the heart of a girl that he likes; the other, however, is discovering new feelings for his best friend.
As summer ends and the harsh Icelandic winter sets in, the three friends realize that it’s time to leave the playground and face adulthood. Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Iceland, 2016).
About the Director
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (born 1982, Iceland) graduated from the Icelandic Art Academy, and later moved to Denmark to study screenwriting. His short films have been selected for more than 200 festivals and won over 50 international awards. Among these accolades are a Special Mention for Whale Valley (2013) in the Official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival and a nomination for the European Film Awards. Guðmundsson developed and wrote his first feature film Heartstone during a Cannes Cinéfondation Residency. While in development, the film also received an award from the Netherlands Production Platform.
About the Series
See some top picks of recent Scandinavian award-winning cinema in “Hits From the North: Recent Award-Winning Nordic Films.” Each film will be screened twice—Wednesday at 7 PM and Friday at 6:30 PM. Tickets for individual films are $12 ($7 ASF Members) or you can purchase a Series Pass for all five films for $45 ($30 ASF Members).
Films in the series include:
The King’s Choice /Kongens nei—WED—FEB 7 & FRI—FEB 9
Land of mine /Under sandet—WED—FEB 14 & FRI—FEB 16
The Nile Hilton Incident—WED—FEB 21 & FRI–FEB 23
Heartstone /Hjartasteinn—WED—FEB 28 & FRI—MAR 2
The Other Side of Hope /Toivan tuolla puolen—WED—MAR 7 & FRI—MAR 9
FRI—MARCH 2—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
Series pass $45 ($30 ASF Members)
129 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles.