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VOLCANO

by Rúnar Rúnarsson

synopsis

The coming of age story of a 67 year old man. 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. Eldfjall is a love story about dealing with the choices of the past and the difficulties of the present in order to embrace the future.

international title: Volcano
original title: Eldfjall
country: Iceland, Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film run: 98'
release date: DK 31/12/2011
screenplay: Rúnar Rúnarsson
cast: Þorsteinn Bachmann, Theodór Júlíusson, Margrét Helga Jóhannesdóttir, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir, Katla Margrét Þorvaldsdóttir
cinematography by: Sophia Olsson
film editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger
art director: Haukur Karlsson
costumes designer: Helga Rós Hannam
music: Kjartan Sveinsson
producer: Thor Sigurjonsson, Skúli Fr. Malmquist, Egil Dennerline
production: Zik Zak Filmworks, Fine & Mellow Productions A/S
backing: New Danish Screen, Icelandic Film Centre, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution

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