Iceland - Best Foreign Language Filmby BrunoRibeiro90 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Icelandic submissions for the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film
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1. Land og synir (1980)
91 min | Drama
An Icelandic farmer's son has to move from his farm during the depression. He leaves everything to start a new life elsewhere. Set in the crisis years, it describes tension between the farms and cities.
2. Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981)
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
From an authentic Viking saga, Outlaw tells the story of a family blood feud, set in 10th century Iceland.
4. The House (1983)
101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The old house acquired by Bjorg and her husband Petur slowly takes on menacing proportions once Bjorg is left alone for a few days while Petur is away on business. While she is in the house... See full summary »
6. Deep Winter (1985)
88 min | Drama
A young widow, who has been living abroad, comes to stay with her in-laws on an isolated farm in the vicinity of a small fishing village on the west coast of Iceland. The widow has ... See full summary »
7. The Beast (1986)
97 min | Drama
Helgi is a young man that dreams about becoming a writer and returns to his childhood home with his girlfriend Lára. While he's there he becomes obsessed with shooting a reindeer for unclear reasons.
8. Skytturnar (1987)
73 min | Drama
Two friends, who are experienced whale hunters, decide to settle down in Rekyavik at the end of the whaling season. During a night on the town, the duo lands in a heap of trouble after they... See full summary »
9. Shadow of the Raven (1988)
124 min | Drama
Trausti returns to Iceland just in time to be entangled in a family feud over a stranded whale-cadaver. His mother (the family head) is mortally wounded and Grim kills Erikur; the other ... See full summary »
10. Under the Glacier (1989)
89 min | Fantasy, Comedy
A hapless guy from the city visits an isolated Icelandic seaside settlement. He gradually realizes that the seals are not what they seem, and that two of the inhabitants are magicians, ... See full summary »
11. The Adventures of Paper Peter (1990)
81 min | Family, Fantasy
Follows the adventure of a group of kids and a paper boy named Peter. Plane ride, box car racing and bad neighbors are all included.
12. Children of Nature (1991)
82 min | Drama, Romance
Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. ... See full summary »
13. As in Heaven (1992)
122 min | Drama, History
The west Coast of Iceland, late summer 1936. On a desolate farm, believed to be cursed since the 14th century, a tragic fate is about to befall the French exploration ship Pourquoi-pas.
14. Hin helgu vé (1993)
84 min | Drama
On a small island in the west of Island, Gestur, only seven years old, falls in love with 20 years old Helga. When she introduces him her fiancée one day, he decides to fight the competitor... See full summary »
16. Tears of Stone (1995)
110 min | Biography, Drama
About the Icelandic composer Jon Leifs (1899-1968) who spent much of his life in Germany before WWII. The film begins in the 1930s after he has married the daughter of an industrialist, ... See full summary »
17. Devil's Island (1996)
99 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.
Votes: 953 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Count Me Out (1997)
78 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A little girl "kidnaps" her half-sister in order to get the attention of her father who left her mother years ago for another woman (who gave birth to her half-sister).
21. Angels of the Universe (2000)
100 min | Biography, Drama
Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness. We follow him on his way to what seems like inevitable doom; at home... See full summary »
22. The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or ... See full summary »
23. The Sea (2002)
Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something...
Votes: 1,528 | Gross: $0.06M
24. Noi the Albino (2003)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama
Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,663 | Gross: $0.06M
25. Cold Light (2004)
90 min | Drama
What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. One that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.
26. In Tune with the Time (2004)
95 min | Musical, Comedy
In tune with the time, mostly from the same characters as appeared in the film, on top (1982), except what are those characters 22 years older.
27. Children (2006)
93 min | Drama
Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's ... See full summary »
28. Jar City (2006)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.
29. White Night Wedding (2008)
Unrated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
In less than twenty-four hours, a middle-aged academic and his nearly half his age fiancée will get married in Iceland's windswept island, Flatey, amid endless preparations and bitter second thoughts. Is this what they really want?
31. Mamma Gógó (2010)
90 min | Drama
A film director's personal journey experiencing his mother's disappearance into the Alzheimer disease, a film with essential Fridriksson's ingredients, humour, compassion and strong visual style.
32. Volcano (2011)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
33. The Deep (2012)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama
Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.
34. Of Horses and Men (2013)
Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.
Votes: 2,705 | Gross: $0.01M
36. Rams (2015)
R | 93 min | Drama
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Votes: 10,856 | Gross: $0.14M
37. Sparrows (2015)
99 min | Drama
Ari's teenage lifestyle in the big city is disrupted as he is sent by his mother to live with his uninvolved father and his grandmother in a small fishing village.
38. Under the Tree (2017)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.
Votes: 2,410 | Gross: $0.07M
39. Woman at War (2018)
Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.
Votes: 2,740 | Gross: $0.80M