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Ragnar Bragason

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Original title Foreldrar
DIRECTOR Ragnar Bragason
PRODUCER Ragnar Bragason, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Hlynur Kristjánsson
DOP Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
SCRIPT Ragnar Bragason, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson
SOUND Huldar Freyr Arnarson
MUSIC Pétur Þór Benediktsson
EDITOR Sverrir Kristjánsson
RELEASE 2007
LENGTH 87
GENRE Drama
CAST Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir

Synopsis

Oscar the dentist has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. He wants a child of his own flesh and blood but it's not working out. When he finds out that his wife has been deceiving him all these years he decides it's time for a change. Einar is a stockbroker who is very successful at work but not in his personal life. For the last couple of months Einar has been living in a hotel waiting for his wife to realize the terrible mistake she made by throwing him out. Katrin Rose returns from Sweden where she has lived for eight years. In Iceland Katrin has an eleven-year-old son, brought up by his grandmother and now Katrin wants him back. Katrin gets a job as a dentist's assistant intending to make a fresh start but her troubled past catches up with her. PARENTS is the independent second part of twin features by Ragnar Bragason and Vesturport exploring the roles of children and parents. The first part, CHILDREN was released in 2006.

Director

Ragnar Bragason was born 1971 in Sudavik Iceland. His debut feature film FIASCO recieved ‘The Jury Award’ at The Cairo International Film Festival in 2000 and the ‘Icelandic Cultural Award’ the same year. Official Festival Selection: 2001 Toronto International Film Festival, Mannheim, Pusan, Gothenburg, Raindance and more. His second feature film, the internationally acclaimed CHILDREN, was awarded the Golden Swan for ‘Best Film’ at The Copenhagen International Film Festival 2007, received ‘Best Director’ at Transilvania International Film Festival in Romania 2007, ‘The Jury Award’ at The Courmayeur Noir International Film Festival in Italy 2006 and was nominated for a record number of ‘Edda’s – The Icelandic Film Awards’ the same year. CHILDREN was named as one of ‘The 10 Best European Films of 2006’ by European- films.net and was an official selection at the international film festivals in San Sebastian, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Pusan and more. His third feature PARENTS won all of the major awards at the Edda’s – The Icelandic Film Awards 2007; Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor In a Leading Role, Actress In a Leading Role and Best Cinematography. The same happended with his fourth feature MR.BJARNFREÐARSON in 2009. All in all Ragnar’s work has been nominated 51 times for Edda’s at The Icelandic Film Awards in the last 10 years and has been awarded 24 times so far. Besides the feature films his TV series THE PRISON SHIFT, THE DAY SHIFT, THE NIGHT SHIFT, THE GIRLS and FOSTBROTHERS have won the award for ‘Best TV Drama/Comedy’ Ragnar got the award for ‘Best Music Video’ STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE – BANG GANG in 2004. Among other nominations for Edda are; LOVE IS IN THE AIR ‘Best Documentary’ 2004, DRAMARAMA ‘Director Of The Year 2001’ and WORMSTONGUE – A LOVE STORY ‘The Best TV Drama/Comedy’ 2000. Ragnar is also an awarded director of commercials and music videos. His campaign WATER for the National Newspaper DV was awarded ‘Best Promotion of a Newspaper Online Service’ at the International Newspaper Marketing Assosiation Festival in Las Vegas 2001. The music video SO ALONE by the band BANG GANG won the ‘Best Video of 2001’ at the International Film Festival ‘Cinema du Fantastic’ in Gerardme, France. Ragnar has 7 times been awarded at the Icelandic Music Video Awards, two times for ‘Video of the year’. Videos by Ragnar have appeared on channels such as MTV and VH1. His Screenplay THE WHISPERER was nominated for the 2003 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award as ‘Screenplay of the Year’.

Honors

In 2007 Parents received multiple Edda Awards (The Icelandic Film and TV Awards). Those where: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor in a leading role, Best Actress in a leading role, Best Script, Best Cinematography,
 

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