Movie Days

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

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Original title Bíódagar
DIRECTOR Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
PRODUCER Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Peter Rommel, Peter Aalbæk Jensen
DOP Ari Kristinsson
SCRIPT Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Einar Már Guðmundsson
SOUND Kjartan Kjartansson
MUSIC Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
EDITOR Steingrímur Karlsson
CO-PRODUCER Zentropa Entertainments, Peter Rommel Film Production
RELEASE 1994
LENGTH 82
GENRE Drama
CAST Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, Jón Sigurbjörnsson, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Örvar Jens Arnarsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Orri Helgason

Synopsis

Movie Days is a comedy set in the early sixties and based on Fridrik Thor Fridrikssons own childhood memories, a time when Icelandic society underwent a period of great turbulence and change. At the same time, American movies and television gave the period a special atmosphere, filled with enchantment and romance that distracted many people from the drabness of their everyday existence. Thomas is submerged in and fascinated by the imaginary world of the cinema, but eventually has to come to terms with his own culture and reality. Movie Days is, along with Children of Nature (1991) and Angels of the Universe (2000), a great sample of the good co working between Fridrik Thor and the writer Einar Már Gudmundsson.

Director

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.

Honors

Mamers Film Festival, 1995 - Award: Best Film, Festival de Laon, 1995 - Award: Grand Prix, Academy Awards, 1995 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film, The Nordic Amanda, 1994 - Award: Best Scandinavian Film of the Year, Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 1994 - Award: Balticum Prize, Locarno International Film Festival, 1994 - Award: Nominated for Golden Leopard.
 

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