Zimmer II

Helena Jónsdóttir

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DIRECTOR Helena Jónsdóttir
PRODUCER Helena Jónsdóttir
MUSIC Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Karlakorinn Hekla
EDITOR Elisabet Ronaldsdóttir
RELEASE 2004
LENGTH 4
CAST Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Synopsis

Zimmer depicts the body as a landscape: an overweight man slouched in front of the television, sunken so deeply into an armchair that it appears that it has become a part of his own body.

Director

Helena Jonsdottir studied at the National Theatre Ballet School of Iceland, with additional studies at Alvin Ailey, New York. She has performed in and choreographed countless productions for television, film, music videos and the stages. Helena has also written, choreographed and directed many choreographic films. Helena is a pioneer in dance short films in Iceland. She is recognized internationally for her work in Scandinavia, UK and USA and was nominated in Los Angeles 2001 as the best choreographer at the Music Video Production Association Awards in LA and won the Grand Prix at the Cinessonne Film Festival in Paris, France 2006. After her dance theatre work “Open Source” won the first prize in the Icelandic Dance Theatre Awards in June 2003, since then Helena has developed further “Open Source” and made an Irish version of it, which was premiered at the Galway Art Festival and Ghent Art Festival in Belgium 2004. Beside of the creative projects Helena teaches at the Art academy of Iceland and at the Icelandic film school among giving lectures and workshops abroad.

Honors

Won the IV Deutcshen Videotanzpreiz in Germany, 2004
 

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