In Exile Thinking of Home

Hjálmtýr Heiðdal

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Original title Gríp ég því hatt minn og staf
DIRECTOR Hjálmtýr Heiðdal
PRODUCER Hjálmtýr Heiðdal
DOP Ingvar Þórisson, Hjálmtýr Heiðdal, Steinþór Birgisson
SCRIPT Hjálmtýr Heiðdal, María Kristjánsdóttir, Anna K. Kristjánsdóttir
SOUND Gunnar Árnason
MUSIC Gyða Valtýsdóttir
EDITOR Steinþór Birgisson, Elísabet Thoroddsen
CO-PRODUCER Steinþór Birgisson
RELEASE 2010
LENGTH 55
GENRE Documentary

Synopsis

The scholar Sveinn Bergsveinsson, a communist in the 1930s, was trapped in Berlin by the outbreak of World War II and forced to work for the Nazi propaganda machine. Returning to Iceland, sick with tuberculosis, he found himself branded by both sides of the cold war political divide and barred from academic work. In desperation, he emigrated to East-Germany where he became a respected professor. He always hoped to return home but died in East-Berlin in 1988, a year before the wall came down. He left behind a wealth of documents, photographs, film and voice recordings which form the basis of this narrative.

Director

Hjálmtýr Heiðdal is a well known director and a producer from Iceland. He runs the production company Seylan. Seylan Film Productions has worked with various foreign production compainies and TV stations. The biggest project in this area is Atlantic Jihad. It was created in collaboration with television stations in the Netherlands and Ireland. The staff of Seylan have worked on projects that have been exhibited widely, for example New Zealand, Japan and many European countries.
 

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