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The Sea (Original title: Hafid)

A film by: Baltasar Kormákur.
Screenplay by: Baltasar Kormákur & Olafur Haukur Simonarson
World sales: Flach Pyramide International

The film opened in Iceland on September 13, 2002 and received great reviews in the Icelandic media.

At the EDDA Awards in 2002 the film received 8 Awards:
  1. Film of the Year
  2. Best Actor in a Leading Role: Gunnar Eyjolfsson
  3. Actress of the year: Elva Osk Olafsdottir 
  4. Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Sigurdur Skulason 
  5. Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Herdis Þorvaldsdottir
  6. Best Director: Baltasar Kormákur
  7. Screenplay of the year: Baltasar Kormákur & Olafur Haukur Simonarson 
  8. Professional Category, Sound/Vision: Valdis Oskarsdottir (editor)
The international premier was at the Toronto International Film Festival September 6th, 2002. The film has won or been nominated for numerous international awards including: 
  1. Won the 2003 FIPRESCI Prize at the Istanbul International Film Festival
  2. Nominated for the 2003 Golden Tulip Awards at the Istanbul International Film Festival
  3. Nominated for the 2002 Nordic Council's Film Prize
  4. Nominated for the 2002 Golden Seashell at he San Sebastián International Film Festival
  5. Won the 2003 Audience Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival
  6. Nominated for the 2002 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards as one of the three most interesting projects to be expected from Europe in 2002.
Synopsis:
Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed sexual abuse, lingering suspicions, sibling rivalries and incestuous passions. Ultimately, it's a heartless battle between the past and the future that culminates in a night of explosive rage.
Further information:
  1. CAST
  2. CREDITS
  3. DIRECTOR´S NOTE
  4. AWARDS
  5. POSTERS
  6. PHOTO ALBUM
  7. TRAILER
  8. MUSIC VIDEO

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