Glasgow Film Festival 2012

A diverse collection of short films from Iceland, showing in several separate programmes, plus four films made by Icelanders living in other countries.

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2 Birds and The Wrestling
2 Birds (Smáfuglar, Two Birds) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2008; Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson; Writer: Rúnar Rúnarsson; Stars: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson , Hera Hilmarsdóttir , Sigurður Jakob Helgason , Þórunn Jakobsdóttir), Official Site
A group of teenagers experiment with ketamine and find themselves out of their depth.
Anna (Country: Iceland; Year: 2007; Director: Helena Stefansdottir)
Anna is trapped in isolation by her illness and strives to break free.
Anna's Day (Country: Denmark; Year: 2003; Director: Arni Olafur Asgeirsson)
A single mother finds the events of a single day overwhelming her.
Bad Apples (Country: Iceland; Year: 2010; Director: Hallur Om Arnasson)
A schoolgirl is accused of arson and fraud.
Clean (Country: USA; Year: 2010; Director: Isold Uggadottir)
A dance instructor struggles to finance her habit.
Come To Harm (Country: Iceland; Year: 2011; Director: Börkur Sigþórsson; Writer: Börkur Sigþórsson; Stars: Gisli Bjorn Runarsson, Björn Thors, Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir)
Suspecting an intruder in his home, troubled Stefan tries to arm himself for conflict.
Family Reunion (Gódir gestir) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2006; Director: Isold Uggadottir; Writer: Isold Uggadottir; Stars: Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Grétar Snær Hjartarson, Theódór Júlíusson, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Amy Lewis, Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson)
New York lesbian, Katrin, struggles to come out to her relatives back in Iceland, but revelations at a family reunion challenge all her assumptions.
Farmer John's World (Country: Iceland; Year: 2004; Director: Una Lorenzen)
A film version of a 19th century farmer's encyclopaedic observational artworks.
Guilt (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Hákon Pálsson; Writer: Hákon Pálsson; Stars: Dan Richardson, Julian Lee, Saskia Laroque Rothstein-Longaretti, Helen-Marie O'Malley)
A man is forced to ask himself some serious questions after losing his young mistress.
The Last Farm (Country: Iceland; Year: 2004; Director: Runar Runarsson)
A look at the last farm remaining in a forsaken valley.
Lost Weekend (Country: Denmark; Year: 1999; Director: Dagur Kari)
The story of a stranded DJ.
The Man On The Back (Country: Iceland; Year: 2004; Director: Jon Gnarr)
Two strangers meet in an isolated place.
The Nail (Country: Iceland; Year: 2009; Director: Benedikt Erlingsson; Stars: Þorsteinn Gunnarsson)
Inside every man is an animal... it takes only an accident to release it.
Paradox: Iceland Focus 2 (Country: Iceland; Year: 2011; Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Sigurður Skúlason)
In 1967 two young men set out to make a short film. The film was never finished, but the experience kept haunting one of the actors in the film. Many years later he hired a composer and an editor from a younger generation to finish what had been started over forty years earlier. But could the differing notions of two generations be resolved? Or would the aesthetic gap be too wide? Paradox restores to life unique and forgotten footage shot at a time when short films were almost unheard of in Iceland. The film raises questions about time, generational conflict and the fragility of a creative process.
The Wild One (Country: Iceland; Year: 2009; Director: Hakon Palsson)
An office clerk tries to lose himself.
The Wrestling (Country: Iceland; Year: 2007; Director: Grimur Hakonarson; Writer: Grimur Hakonarson; Stars: Halldor Gylfason, Bjorn Ingi Hilmarsson, Helga Braga Jonsdottir, Maria Gudmundsdottir)
A love story about two gay wrestlers living in rural Iceland who must keep their relationship a secret from the inner world of Iceland's national and very macho sport.

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