More films to look forward to in 2014

2013.11.30

Following our post about films to be released soon, we now continue with our series of posts about films in production and here are more films to look forward for in 2014.

Fúsi

“Fúsi”, is the latest film from the director Dagur Kári (Nói the Albino, Dark Horses, Good Heart). It is nearly finished, already being edited, apart from two missing scenes, which are scheduled to be filmed when snow arrives in Iceland. Fúsi, played by Gunnar Jónsson, a late bloomer who still lives with his mother at the age of 43, has yet to find courage to enter adult life. When a younger girl and a woman about his age unexpectedly enter his world, stirring things up, Fúsi needs to take action. The film is to be released in early 2014.

Here is a trailer from Nói the Albinó.

Life in a Fishbowl

The second one is Vonarstræti”, or “Life in a Fishbowl”, directed by Baldvin Z (Jitters). The film is in the last stage of editing and to be released early next year as well. Baldvin told us that the project has been a massive undertaking and could have easily ended up as two feature films. “Life in a Fishbowl” combines three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another, similar to Magnolia or Crash. One of the tales is about a young writer who divorces his wife after the death of their daughter. He shuts himself from the outside world and drinks himself to death over a twenty-year period. The second tale is about a single mom who works at a nursery school and turns tricks on the side to make ends meets. The third tale is about a former professional soccer player who climbs up the totem pole in the world of hbanking while his family life crumbles beneath him.

Harry and Heimir

Harry and Heimir are two well-known fictional characters in Iceland and now they are finally getting a whole feature film about them. Bragi Þór Hinriksson, the director of the Sveppi trilogy, which can be watched on Icelandic Cinema Online, is the director of this film as well. In the film a woman seeks the help of the inspectors Harrý and Heimir when her father, who works at a remote weather station disappears. Harrý and Heimir make a trip to the highlands to investigate the case. During their adventures they manage to stop a Danish conspiracy that involves ski enthusiasts trying to hijack the Icelandic highlands.  According to the producers the comedy can be compared to Naked Gun and Airplane and will be unlike any Icelandic comedy ever made.

The film is scheduled to be released next Easter.

Summer Children

Shooting of “Sumarbörn” or “Summer Children” finished only few weeks ago and the film has now entered post-production. It is a fantasy family film and is is written and directed by Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir.  Apparently the film has many CGI effects and it is scheduled to be ready next summer.  The film is about the twins, Eydís and Kári, who are six years old. There parents marriage breaks up and as their mother struggles to find balance in life following the separation the twins are send for a temporary stay at a children´s home but the stay turns out to be longer than they expected. 

It is still undecided when the film will be released in the cinema.

City State II

Borgríki II”, or “City State II” is the sequel to the 2011 film with the same name, directed by Ólafur Jóhannesson. Shooting finished roughly two months ago and the film is now on the editing board. The film covers the same four characters as in the first film with one addition,  Hannes. He is played by Darri Ingólfsson. Hannes is a wannabe cop but is really just a big looser. Hannes gets in contact with Gunnar (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson) who is now in jail. Gunnar tells him all the secrets of police officer Margeir (Sigurður Sigurjónsson). With this information, Hannes hopes to become a prominent police officer, but then reality kicks in and everything goes downhill from there. Director Ólafur Jóhannesson told us that filming was hard work, and the editing will be very challenging. A remake of the first one is now in development in Hollywood.

City State II will be released in the end of next year. 

Paris of the North

Finally there is “París norðursins” or “Paris of the North”, directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (Either Way).The film is about Hugi, a guy who finds shelter from life´s complexities in a small quite village in the countryside. When his father suddenly turns up his isolated existence is interrupted.

The film is scheduled to be released next year.  

 

Next week we will continue to list coming films.




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