Competition Programme

WHALE VALLEY

ISLAND | 2013

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

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Director:
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Screenplay:
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Director of photography:
Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson

Film Editing:
Anders Skov

Producer:
Anton Máni Svansson
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Production Company:
Fourhands Film ApS
FRÆ films

Cast:
Ágúst Örn B. Wigum,
Einar Jóhann Valsson,
Valdimar Örn Flygenring,
Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir

Duration:
15′

Synopsis

The film shows a strong bond between two brothers who live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey that marks a turning point in their lives.

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Director's Biography

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Gudmundur was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1982. He graduated in fine arts from the Icelandic Art Academy. After this, he moved to Denmark and studied screenwriting. Gudmundur works as a filmmaker and a part-time teacher in film and fine arts. His short films have collected 20 international awards and over 100 nominations. Whale Valley received a Special Mention in the Official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival, the Best Short Film at Hamptons I.F.F. and a nomination for the Best Short Film to the European Film Awards, among others. Ártún received the Grand Prix for Best Short Film at Brest S.F.F and the Golden Plaque for Best Live Action/Narrative Short at Chicago I.F.F.