Nordic Film Thursdays: PARENTS

Black-and-white Icelandic attempt to describe complicated relations between parents and their children

Óskar, a popular dentist, is almost perfectly happy, the only thing that is missing is his own offspring. Despite trying, he and his wife are not succeeding and when Óskar finnaly finds out why, he decides to reassess his life up to now. Also Einar, a broker, experiences success at work but his marriage and family life lie in ruins. He has been living at a hotel for a couple of months and waiting for his wife to call him but in vain. Katrín Rós chooses a fresh start: from Sweden where she was living for the past eight years, she returns home to Iceland to take care of his eleven-year-old son who has been raised by his grandmother. But it’s not as easy to cut off from the problematic past as she thought…

Parents is an independent sequel to the movie Children (Börn, 2006, Iceland, 93 min) that the Scandinavian House screened within the Nordic Days festival in the autumn last year. Both movies were directed by Ragnar Bragason who collaborated on them with the actors of Vesturport – Theater and Film Company. The actors didn’t get a regular screenplay while shooting and had to improvise and form their characters and the dialogues right in front of the camera.

The screening will begin with a short lecture.

In original languages (Icelandic and Swedish) with Czech subtitles.

PARENTS (Foreldrar, Iceland, 2007, 90 min)

Director: Ragnar Bragason
Starring: Ingvar Sigurðsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir and others

Parents on IMDb.

The screening is organized by the Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald Cinema.

Admission: 120 CZK
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