Þor (Baldur Einarson) and Kristján (Blær Hinriksson) experience a dramatic summer in their remote fishing village in Iceland. At home Þor and his mother are mocked by his two sisters, while Kristján’s home is on the verge of falling apart because of his violent father. Fortunately they have each other. At the playground and the local kiosk they engage in both fights and flirtatious games with the other kids in the village. Two girls, Beta and Hanna, try to get their attention, but Þor og Kristján are struggling to figure out their feelings for each other, knowing that adult life awaits after the summer.
This feature length debut from Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundson is partly based on his experiences from growing up in Iceland, and treats well-known coming-of-age issues with great sensitivity.
Winner, Audience Award, CPH PIX 2016
Winner, Audience Award, Angers European First Film Festival 2017
Winner, International Federation of Film Societies’ Don Quixote Award, TromsØ International Film Festival 2017
★★★★ “Beautifully shot, touchingly performed and delivered with a thrillingly atmospheric sense of place” The Playlist
★★★★ “Wades into the crowded coming-of-age genre with just the right amount of confidence, compassion and clear-eyed style” Screen International