Spoken language is in English, Icelandic, Japanese and German.
|Original title||Á köldum klaka|
|DIRECTOR||Friðrik Þór Friðriksson|
|SCRIPT||Jim Stark, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson|
|MUSIC||Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson|
|CAST||Gísli Halldórsson, Masatoshi Nagase, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Laura Hughes|
Atsushi Hirata, a young Tokyo executive, is looking forward to his yearly holiday playing golf in Hawaii. His plans change suddenly when his grandfather convinces him that he should perform a memorial service for Atsushi's parents at the spot where they died: a remote river in Iceland.
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson started his film making carrier with a series of experimental films and documentaries in the early 1980s. In 1987, he founded The Icelandic Film Corporation, which has become Iceland's most important production company, producing Fridrikssons films as well as working with other Icelandic directors and producers. Through Fridriksson's international reputation the company has built a network of internationally well-established co-production partner companies, including Lars von Triers Zentropa and most recently, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope. As a director, Fridriksson gained international recognition and critical acclaim with his second feature Children of Nature (1991) which was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film.
Festival de la Baule du Film Europeen, 1997 - Award: Le Grand Prix Europe / Sundance - Premiere section, 1996 / Seatte International Film Festival, 1996 - Award: Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress (Lily Taylor). / Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival, 1996 - Award: Golden Dolphin (Fridrik Thór Fridriksson)./ Edinburgh Film Festival, 1995 - Award: Channel 4 Director's Award. / Riminicinema, 1995 - Award: Best Film.