Brothers Baddi (Baltasar Kormákur) and Danni (Sveinn Geirsson) are being raised by their grandparents in the relative poverty of 1950s Iceland. But when their mother marries an American serviceman, one of them — Baddi — is determined to visit his family in the United States. When he returns, he’s sporting a new accent and fancy foreign car in this unique look at Iceland at the dawn of 20th century globalization. –Netflix
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (b. 1954) gained international recognition with his feature Children of Nature (1991) which was nominated for the Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. Fridriksson’s films are both deeply personal and have a strong rooting in Icelandic culture, often depicting characters at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. Films by Fridriksson: Rock in Reykjavik, White Whales, Movie Days, Children of Nature, Cold Fever, Devil’s Island, Angels of the Universe, Falcons.
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson started his film making carrier with a series of experimental films and documentaries in the early 1980’s. In 1987, he founded THE ICELANDIC FILM CORPORATION, which has become Iceland’s most important production company, producing Fridrikssons films as well as working with other Icelandic directors and producers. Through Fridrikssons international reputation the company has built a network of internationally well-established co-production partner companies, including Lars… read more