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Cold Hearts 2007

Cold Hearts Revisited: Icelandic Music and Film 2007 Ages 15+
DV CAM, COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE, STEREO, 80 MINS, ICELAND, ENGLISH AND ICELANDIC (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

Cold Hearts Revisited is a fresh batch of short films and music videos from the vibrant Icelandic creative community. From irreverent faux pop songs and edible instruments to escapist fantasies and unorthodox quests, the program of twelve rarely-seen films encapsulates all that is enchanting and inventive about this small island nation.

Fri 30 May 6.00pm / Cinema A

 

Productionstill from Cold Hearts Revisited: Icelandic Music and Film

Sæglópur (Lost at Sea) 2006
VIDEO, COLOUR 7:08MINS / DIRECTOR/MUSIC: SIGUR RÓS

Under Sigur Rós’ signature ethereal drone, a swim in the ocean turns into more than mere recreation.

 

Production still from Lost at Sea

The Magician 2005
35MM, COLOUR, 13 MINS / DIRECTOR: REYNIR LYNGDAL

A visually stunning and poetic portrait of a young boy living in rural Iceland who uses his imagination to escape the harsh reality of his home life.

    

Production still from Hands Remember

Hands Remember 2007
VIDEO, COLOUR, 4:04 MINS / DIRECTOR: LARS SKJELBREIA / MUSIC: SEABEAR

This simple stop motion video by the up-and-coming band plays with light and texture to find beauty in everyday objects.

Portraits and Testimonies #2 Chris Siquiera 2006
ANIMATION, BLACK AND WHITE, 46 SECS / DIRECTOR: KYJA KRISTJANSSON-NELSON

The first of three animated vignettes featuring unscripted testimonials by everyday people.

The Spell 2005
ANIMATION, COLOUR, 3:31 MINS / DIRECTORS: KATIE FREELAND AND JEY MAL / MUSIC: LEAVES

The rock band takes a spooky walk in the woods in the form of black and white 2D cut-outs.

Production still from Sad with Satie

Sad with Satie 2005
VIDEO, COLOUR, 7:20 MINS / DIRECTOR: ERLA HARALDSDÓTTIR

A diaristic video by visual artist Haraldsdóttir, set to the lament of Erik Satie's “Gnossiennes No.4”.

    

Production still from Find What You Get

Find What You Get 2005
VIDEO, COLOUR, 3:45 MINS / DIRECTOR: ARNI THOR JONSSON / MUSIC: BANG GANG

A seemingly buttoned-up live performance turns sinister when the band turns abusive towards the audience.

 

One Minute Interview 2006
ANIMATION, BLACK AND WHITE, 1 MIN / DIRECTOR: KYJA KRISTJANSSON-NELSON

The second animated vignette featuring unscripted testimonials by everyday people.

Production still from Melaninecholia

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VIDEO, COLOUR, 4 MINS / DIRECTOR: UNNUR ANDREA EINARSDÓTTIR

In telling the serious story of a toy piano made out of bread, this surreal artist film features what might be the first such performance ever.

    

Production still from You Are My Loving Insane

You Are My Loving Insane 2001
VIDEO, COLOUR, 2:52 MINS / DIRECTOR: EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON

A deer and a furry “It”-like creature have a crazy night out on the town in this quirky music video by contemporary visual and performance artist Sæbjörnsson.

 

Portraits and Testimonies #2 David and the Toe 2006
ANIMATION, BLACK AND WHITE, 46 SECS / DIRECTOR: KYJA KRISTJANSSON-NELSON

The third animated vignette, featuring unscripted testimonials by everyday people. This one involves an unfortunate, overlooked part of human anatomy.

Production still from Moss

Moss 2007
ANIMATION, COLOUR, 3:08 MINS / DIRECTOR: LINDA LOTION / MUSIC: GUSGUS

Dance floor titans GusGus spreads the love around Reykjavík, complete with real people and real places, in their first animated music video.

            

Production still from Romantika

Romantika 2004
16MM, COLOUR, 3:45 MINS / DIRECTOR: MAGNUS HELGASON / MUSIC: APPARAT ORGAN QUARTET

Everyday objects transform into a stop motion bonanza in this video by a band comprised of 4 organists and a drummer.

Productionstill from The One

The One 2006
VIDEO, COLOUR, 3:32 MINS / DIRECTOR: REYNIR LYNGDAL / MUSIC: TRABANT

A tongue in cheek music video finds Trabant splashing in a fountain. Lead singer Ragnar Kjartansson is also a contemporary visual artist and will be representing Iceland at the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Productionstill from Family Reunion

Gódir Gestir (Family Reunion) 2006
SUPER 8 AND 16MM, COLOUR, 21 MINS / DIRECTOR: ISOLD UGGADÓTTIR

Family Reunion is the coming-out story of Katrin, an Icelandic lesbian living in New York with a girlfriend her family knows nothing about. On a trip home, she decides to reveal her double life to her family, only to find out that they have been keeping secrets of their own.