Wrestling

Grímur Hákonarson

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Original title Bræðrabylta
DIRECTOR Grímur Hákonarson
PRODUCER Grímur Hákonarson
DOP Gunnar Heiðar
SCRIPT Grímur Hákonarson, Rúnar Rúnarsson
SOUND Ingvar Lundberg
MUSIC Jóhann Jóhannsson
EDITOR Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir
CO-PRODUCER Caroline Schlüter
RELEASE 2007
LENGTH 20
GENRE Drama
CAST Halldór Gylfason, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson

Synopsis

A love story of two men told through Iceland's national sport of “glima” (folk wrestling), where a code of honor called “Drengskapur” demands that the wrestlers always exhibit fairness, respect, and caring towards one another. Training partners Elnar and Denni take the code of honor one step further when they fall in love.

Director

Grimur Hakonarson graduated from FAMU - Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague 2004. His graduate film, Slavek the Shit, was selected to the Cannes Film Festival 2005 and it won 10 prizes in festivals around the world. Grimur also made a short film called Wrestling (2007), about two homosexual wrestlers in the country side of Iceland. Wrestling won 24 festival prizes and was selected to festivals like Locarno, Sundance, Rotterdam and many others. Grimur is now working on his first feature film, Summerland, which will come out in January 2010. Summerland tells the story of a family who tries to incorporate icelandic spiritualism.

Honors

Edda Awards, 2007 - Short Film of the Year/Edda Awards,2007 - Nomination for Actor/Actress of the Year/Alcine Short Film Festival, 2007-Third prize/Brest Short Film Festival, 2007-Best European Short/Locarno Film Festival, 2007 -Honorary mention/Nordisk Panorama,2007 - Honorary mention/Brest Short Film Festival, 2008 - Jury special mention/IDEM - Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2008 - Best Short/Milan Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2008 - Best Short/Kratkofil Short Film Festival, 2008 - Best Short/Huesca Short Film Festival, 2008 - The Youth Jury Prize/Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2008 -Best Short/Interfilm Festival, 2008 - Best Film
 

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