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Bye Bye Blue Bird

Katrin Ottarsdóttir, Denmark, 1999

93 min.DK/Feature

Rannvá and Barba, two young friends, return to the islands of their birth after years abroad. Sparks fly when the girls arouse curiosity and indignation with their bizarre big-city style and lack of restraint. But there is more to their mission than you'd think. Both have skeletons in their closets, particularly vis-à-vis their families, and now everything is to be brought out into the open. They get a lift from Rúni, a local drifter who also proves to have a dark secret, and the trio set off on a journey not only across the beautiful Faeroese landscape but also into the land of the past.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Bye Bye Blue Bird
Danish title Bye Bye Blue Bird
Other titles Bye bye bluebird
Director Katrin Ottarsdóttir
Screenplay Katrin Ottarsdóttir
Director of Photography Jørgen Johansson
Editor Elisabet Ronaldsdóttir
Sound Richard Löthner
Composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Production designer Edward Fuglø
Appearances Hildigunn Eyonfinnsdóttir, Sigri Mitra Gaïn, Johan Dalsgaard, Elin Karbech Mouritzen
Production country Denmark, Faeroe Islands
Production companies Peter Bech Film
Domestic distribution Scanbox Filmudlejning, Scanbox
International sales Scanbox Entertainment A/S / Vermundsgade 40 A, 4. / 2100 København Ø / t 7022 6202 / f 7022 6201 / www.scanbox.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2539 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 30.07.1999
Cinemas Palads, Scala, Palads (Århus)
Find more Variety, Oct. 11, 1999, p. 67
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Peter Bech Film
Domestic distribution Scanbox Filmudlejning, Scanbox

Direction

Direction Katrin Ottarsdóttir

Script

Script Katrin Ottarsdóttir

Production

Production Annette Nørregaard-Jensen

Cinematography

Cinematography Jørgen Johansson

Stills

Still photographer Ole Kragh-Jacobsen

Editing

Editing Elisabet Ronaldsdóttir

Music

Music Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson

Production design

Production design Edward Fuglø

Sound

Sound Richard Löthner
Sound mixer Jan Juhler

Appearance

Rannvá Hildigunn Eyonfinnsdóttir
Barba Sigri Mitra Gaïn
Rúni Johan Dalsgaard
Barbas mor Elin Karbech Mouritzen
Barbas far Peter Hesse Overgaard
Sangerinde/servitrice Birita Mohr
Styrmand Høgni Johansen
Rannvás mor Nora Bærentsen
Rannvás far Egi Dam
Brud Gunnvá Zachariassen
Smukke Sjúrdur Sólstein
Blafferpige Anna Kristin Bæk
Overfaldsmand Kári Øster
Bedstemor Adelborg Linklett
Bedstefar Sverri Egholm
Pensionatsværtinde Rosa á Rógvu

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
VPRO Tiger Award 2000 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2000
NDR, Förderpreis 1999 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999
Honorable Mention, Ecumenical Jury 1999 Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 1999

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2003-11-10
Warsaw International Film Festival 2000-10-05
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2000-08-14
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2000-07-05
Göteborg International Film Festival 2000-01-28
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2000-01-26
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 1999-10-08
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 1999-08-21
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