Children of Nature - Awarded Icelandic film.
In the film Children of Nature, old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. Thorgeir soon becomes unhappy living there and together with Stella he steals a jeep. Together they leave the city for Stella's old home in northwestern Iceland. Children of Nature is a drama who asks us: how important is it to have a long life if you have to leave everything that has a meaning for you?
Children of Nature was nominated in the Oscar awards as best foreign language film in 1992.
Bryndís Petra Bragadóttir
Genre: Drama - Romance
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Subtitles: English, Danish, German, French
Runtime: 82 min
PAL - Region 2
16:9 / 1.77:1
Awards and nominations
Oscar nomination 1992: Best Foreign Language Film
Felix European Film Prize 1991: Best original music score: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Nomination for the European actress of the year (Sigriður Hagalin)
Festival des Filmes du Monde 1991, Montréal, Canada: Best Artistic Contribution
Prize of the Nordic Film Institutes 1991, Lubeck, Germany
Festival International Henri Langlois 1992, Tours France: Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson)
Mostra International del Film d'Autore, San Remo, Italy: Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson), Audience Award - The Bronze Plate
The Nordic Film Festival 1992, Rouen: The Public Prize, The A.C.O.R. Prize (Association of Cinemas)
International Film Festival Troia 1992: Silver Dolphin-Best Film, Best Actor (Gísli Halldórsson)
FIPRESCI Award-Best Film
OCIC-Catholic Int. Association of Critics
Northern Light Festival: The Carl Dreyer Prize
Cologne International Film Festival 1993: The Public Prize
Stuttgart Natur Film Festival 1993: Grand Prix
The 10th Nordic Film Festival: Best Scandinavian Film 1991-1993
Yubari International Film Festival, Japan 1993: Grand Prix.