VOLCANO

By Rúnar Rúnarsson

FACTS

Title: VOLCANO
Original title: ELDFJALL
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Cast: Theódór Júlíusson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir
Genre: Drama
Duration: 99 min
Country of origin: Iceland
Scriptwriter: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Cinematographer: Sophia olsson
Editor: Jacob Schulsinger
Production Company: Zik Zak Filmworks
Producers: Thor Sigurjonsson, Skuli Malmquist, Egil Dennerline
Production year: 2011
Executive producers: Thomas Gammeltoft
Budget EUR: 1.7M
Film status: Internationally Premiered

When Hannes retires from his job as a janitor the void that is the rest of his life begins. He is estranged from his family, hardly has any friends and the relationship to his wife has faded. Through drastic events, Hannes realizes that he has to adjust his life in order to help someone he loves. Volcano is a coming of age love story of a 67-year-old man and about dealing with the choices of the past and the difficulties of the present in order to embrace the future.

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Festival overview

Chicago Int. FF
Awards: won silver HUGO
2011-10-17

Bradford Film Festival
Awards: Top Price
2012-05-02

Cannes Film Festival
Awards: Nominated for the Camera d´Or
2011-05-01

Denver International Film Festival
Awards: Krzysztof Kieslowski Award
2011-11-18

Montreal Nouveau Cinéma
Awards: first prize Louve d'Or and AQCC Critics' award
2011-10-23

Edda Awards
Awards: Feature Film of the Year, Director of the Year, Script of the Year a.o
2012-02-01

Ankara International Film Festival
2011-12-19

Copenhagen PIX
2012-04-23

Oscar academy awards
2012-02-01