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Heartstone

129 min.DK/FeatureDramaChildren's films, Youth films

A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Kristján experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood.
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Original title Hjartasteinn
Danish title Heartstone
Other titles Heartstone
Director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Screenplay Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Producer Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Director of Photography Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editor Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Peter Schultz, Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Production designer Hulda Helgadóttir
Casting Kristín Lea Sigríðardóttir, María Sigurdardóttir
Appearances Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir
Production country Iceland, Denmark
Production companies SF Film Production ApS, Join Motion Pictures
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures
International sales Films Boutique / Skalitzer Strasse 54 A / 10997 Berlin
Danish theatrical release 08.06.2017
Cinemas Empire Bio, Gloria Biograf, Øst for Paradis, Værløse Bio, Valby Kino, Cafebiografen Odense, Biffen Nordkraft, Bibliografen Bagsværd
Comment Heartstone is Guðmundsson’s feature debut, developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residency in Paris. The film screened in Venice Days, winning the Queer Lion, as well as both Toronto and Chicago Film Festival and Göteborg, winning a string of awards around the world. The director received a Special Mention at Cannes in 2013 for his short film Whale Valley, also recipient of a European Film Award. He also took home prizes for his short film Ártún.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies SF Film Production ApS, Join Motion Pictures
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Kvikmyndamiðstöð Íslands, Eurimages, Atvinnuvega- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið Íslands, TV2 Danmark
In collaboration with RÚV, CosmoTone
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures

Direction

Direction Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
1st assistant director Hálfdán Theódórsson
1st assistant director Vigfús Gunnarsson
Casting Kristín Lea Sigríðardóttir
Casting María Sigurdardóttir
2nd assistant director Erla Grímsdóttir
Acting coach Kristín Lea Sigríðardóttir
Casting assistant Þóra Karitas Árnadóttir
Casting assistant Georg Erlingsson Merritt
Dialogue coach Halla Benediktsdóttir
Dialogue coach Bryndís Helgadóttir

Script

Screenplay Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Script supervisor Marta Óskarsdóttir
Script consultant Darin Mailand-Mercado

Production

Producer Anton Máni Svansson
Producer Lise Orheim Stender
Producer Jesper Morthorst
Producer Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Executive producer Lars Bjørn Hansen
Executive producer Lars Bredo Rahbek
Consulting producer Hilmar Sigurðsson
Pre-production Eva Sigurdardottir
Line producer Sara Nassim
Production manager Edda MacKenzie
Production coordinator Annetta Ragnarsdóttir
Producer's assistant Camille Béatrix
Producer's assistant Caroline Gjerulff
Production assistant Þóra Karitas Árnadóttir
Production assistant Ríkharður Hjartar Magnússon
Production assistant Georg Erlingsson Merritt
Production assistant Tilde Langholz
Location scout Arnar Benjamin Kristjánsson
Location manager Sigurður Kjartan Kristinsson
Location manager Kristján Geir Þorsteinsson
Runner Gunnar Gunnarsson
Runner Rebekka Atladóttir
Post-production consultant Linda Hrönn Kristjánsdóttir

Cinematography

Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
First assistant camera Þór Eliasson
2nd assistant camera Guðjón Hrafn Guðmundsson
Camera assistant Eva Rut Hjaltadóttir
DIT Baldvin Vernharðsson
DIT Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir
Key grip Jón Þór Jónsson
Key grip Helgi G. Thoroddsen

Stills

Still photographer Roxana Reiss
Still photographer Ingibjörg Torfadóttir

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Otto Stenov
Best boy Bergur Hinriksson

Editing

Editor Anne Østerud
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
B-editor Andri Steinn Gudjonsson
B-editor Anders Skov
Assistant editor Daniel Brink
Assistant editor Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
Trailer editor Carla Luffe
Avid supervisor Line Gellert

Music

Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Musical consultant Erla Jónatansdóttir
Conductor Oleg Kondratenko
Orchestration Gustav Rasmussen
Orchestration Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Production design

Production designer Hulda Helgadóttir
Property master Ari Birgir Ágústsson
Set decorator Árni Jónsson
Set dresser Ríkharður Hjartar Magnússon
Production design assistant Karólína Helgadóttir
Production design assistant Magnús Þorri Jökulsson
Production design assistant Sveinn Hugi Jökulsson
Production design assistant Eyvindur Ágúst Runólfsson
Production design assistant Karen Gígja Agnarsdóttir
Production design assistant Alexander Jóhannsson

Wardrobe

Costume designer Helga Rós Hannam
Costume assistant Harpa Haraldsdóttir
Costume assistant Erla Grímsdóttir

Makeup

Makeup designer Kristin "Júlla" Kristjansdottir
Makeup artist assistant Harpa Haraldsdóttir

Sound

Sound designer Peter Schultz
Sound mixer Niels Arild
Foley artist Martin Langenbach
Foley mixer Christoph Oertel
Sound editor Ricardo Sousa
Foley assistant Laura Plock
Sound Björn Viktorsson
Boom operator Agnar Fridbertsson
Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
ADR recording Ingvar Lundberg
ADR recording Ragna Kjartansdottir
Trailer sound design Björn Viktorsson
Sound technician Giorgi Hristovski

Special effects

SFX supervisor Eggert Ketilsson
SFX technician Davíð Geir Jónasson
SFX technician Gunnar Kvaran
SFX technician Gunnar Jr. Gunnarsson
SFX technician Jón Andri Guðmundsson

Visual effects

Colourist Eggert Baldvinsson
Online Eggert Baldvinsson
VFX supervisor Jörundur Rafn Arnarson
VFX artist Ágúst Elí Ásgeirsson
VFX artist Jón Már Gunnarsson
Title design Omar Orn Hauksson
Poster artwork Omar Orn Hauksson

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Jósep Birgir Þórhallsson
Stunt double Einar Halldórsson Kvaran
Stunt double Hartmut Kirchmayr

Appearance

Thor Baldur Einarsson
Kristján Blær Hinriksson
Beta Diljá Valsdóttir
Hanna Katla Njálsdóttir
Rakel Jónína Þórdís Karlsdóttir
Hafdis Rán Ragnarsdóttir
Thors mor Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir
Kristjáns far Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
Kristjáns mor Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Sven Søren Malling
Ásgeir Gunnar Jónsson
Haukur Daniel Hans Erlendsson
Mangi Theodór Pálsson
Guðjón Sveinn Sigurbjörnsson
Beths far Árni Friðriksson
Gingers ven Eyvindur Ágúst Runólfsson
Gingers ven Magnús Þorri Jökulsson
Gingers ven Viktor Ágústsson
Lille dreng ved havnen Gunnar Jónsson

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Director 2017 Transilvania International Film Festival 2017
Audience Award 2017 Transilvania International Film Festival 2017
Youth Jury Award for Best Picture 2017 Malmö, BUFF 2017
Lorens Award - Best Producer 2017 Göteborg International Film Festival 2017
Grand Prix - Jury Prize 2017 Angers Premiers Plans 2017
Audience Award 2017 Angers Premiers Plans 2017
Prix SAFTAS / ERASMUS 2017 Angers Premiers Plans 2017
Best Actor 2016 Marrakech International Film Festival 2016
Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander 2016 Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016
OCAÑA AWARD TO FREEDOM 2016 Sevilla Festival de Cine 2016
NDR Promotion Prize 2016 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016
Gold Q Hugo 2016 Chicago International Film Festival 2016
Best Director 2016 Warsaw International Film Festival 2016
Ecumenical Jury Award 2016 Warsaw International Film Festival 2016
Special Mention - Main actor/actress 2016 Warsaw International Film Festival 2016
Queer Lion 2016 Venice Days 2016

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Transilvania International Film Festival 2017-06-02
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2017-04-06
Malmö, BUFF 2017-03-20
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27
Angers Premiers Plans 2017-01-20
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017-01-05
Marrakech International Film Festival 2016-12-02
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016-11-11
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2016-11-04
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016-11-04
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2016-11-03
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016-11-02
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2016-10-20
Chicago International Film Festival 2016-10-13
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2016-10-11
Warsaw International Film Festival 2016-10-09
Busan International Film Festival 2016-10-06
Toronto International Film Festival 2016-09-08
Venice Days 2016-08-31
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Information Christensen, Ralf 2017-06-09
Anmeldelse BT Wendt Jensen, Jacob 2017-06-08
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Wendt Jensen, Jacob 2017-06-08
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2017-06-08
Anmeldelse Politiken Grundahl, Joakim 2017-06-08