Parents 2007


“Parents is a powerful piece”
S.P. – RUV ****

“A breath of fresh air for Icelandic filmmaking”
Morgunbladid  ****

“An outstanding performance by the actors”
DV ****

“Raises the bar in Icelandic filmmaking”
Frettablaðið ****

VESTURPORT in co-operation with ARTBOX, KLIKK PRODUCTIONS and KÖGGULL FILMWORKS presents

PARENTS a film by RAGNAR BRAGASON

The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. He wants a baby of his own flesh and blood but it’s not working out. When he finds out that his wife has been deceiving him all these years he decides it’s time for a change.

Einar is a stockbroker who is very successful at work but not in his personal life. For the last couple of months Einar has been living at a hotel waiting for his wife to realize the terrible mistake she made by throwing him out.

Katrin Rose returns from Sweden where she has lived for eight years. In Iceland Katrin has an eleven-year-old son, brought up by his grandmother and now Katrin wants him back. Katrin gets a job as a dentist’s assistant intending to make a fresh start but her troubled past catches up with her.
PARENTS is the indipendent second part of twin features by Ragnar Bragason and Vesturport exploring the roles of children and parents.

Running time: 93 min
Language: Icelandic/German
Subtitles: Icelandic/English/Spanish/Danish

Parents premiered 19th January 2007
Children & Parents came out on  DVD 4th December 2008
The first part, CHILDREN was released in 2006.

Parents received 6 Edda awards- The Icelandic Film and TV Awards -including:
Best Film – Best Screenplay -Director of the year

Parents on IMDB

Cast

Mother
Edda Arnljotsdottir

Johann
Reine Brynolfsson

Nurse
Nina Dogg Filippusdottir

John
Brian Fitzgibbon

Garðar
Gisli Örn Gardarsson

Addi
Throstur Leo Gunnarsson

Bjarni
Gunnar Hansson

Erna
Jona Gudrun Jonsdottir



Einar Birgir
Vikingur Kristjansson

Katrin Ros
Nanna Kristin Magnusdottir

Marino
Olafur Darri Olafsson

Baldur
Petur Rognvaldsson

Oskar Sveinn
Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson

Halla
Thrudur Vilhjalmsdottir

Katrin senior
Lilja Gudrun Thorvaldsdottir

Creative team

DIRECTOR
Ragnar Bragason

WRITERS
Ragnar Bragason
Vikingur Kristjansson
Nanna Kristin Magnusdottir
Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Kristin Olafsdottir

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Bergsteinn Bjorgulfsson

Orginal music by
Petur Thor Benediktsson

EDITED BY
Sverrir Kristjansson

SOUND DESIGN
Huldar Freyr Arnarsson


LINE PRODUCER
Hlynur Kristjansson

PRODUCED BY
Ragnar Bragason
Nina Dogg Filippusdottir
Gisli Örn Gardarsson
Hlynur Kristjansson
Vikingur Kristjansson
Nanna Kristin Magnusdottir
Kristin Olafsdottir
Olafur Darri Olafsson
Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson

PHOTO STILLS
EDDI