Heartstone

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Iceland
Denmark
130 min
2017
Heartstone
Synopsis: 

It is a personal story, based on the director's own experiences as a young boy growing up in such a village – “A place full of contrast, where the sun shines for the longest time in the country over the summer and the shortest time over the winter; a place where young kids come to know animals, and often discover how nature and people can be both amazingly beautiful and incredibly cruel,” Gudmundsson observed. “As a kid and a teenager, I used to wish that I could show the grown-ups around me how our world really was. Now, as a filmmaker, I want to do that – portray youth in a truthful way, as these years reflect our lives in a very clear, beautiful and sometimes harsh manner.”

Screenplay: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Cast: Søren Malling, Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir

Cinematography by: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Film editing: Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen

Producer: Jesper Morthorst, Lise Orheim Stender, Anton Máni Svansson

Production: Join Motion Pictures, SF Film Production ApS

Distribution: Icelandic Film Centre, Danish Film Institute

Sales agent: Films Boutique