Whale Valley / Hvalfjord
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Denmark, Iceland, 2013
Directed by: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Script: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Producer: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Anton Máni Svansson
Production company: Fourhands Film, Frae Films
Cinematography: Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson
Editing: Anders Skov
Cast: Ágúst Örn B. Wigum, Einar Jóhann Valsson, Valdimar Örn Flygenring, Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir
Format: HD
Running time: 15'

Set on an isolated farm in Iceland, 'Whale Valley' follows a seven-year-old boy who accidentally interrupts his older brother’s suicide attempt. His brother makes him promise not to tell their parents, and the film examines the relationship between the two brothers in the aftermath using images of rugged scenery to express the young boys’ inner turmoil and feelings of isolation.

Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2013 – Jury Special Mention
Giffoni Film Festival 2013 – Golden Spike Award
Les Percéides Film Festival 2013 – Grand Prize
São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2013

Directors Biography
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1982. He has a Fine Arts Degree from the Icelandic Art Academy and studied screenwriting in Denmark. He now works as a film maker and a part time teacher in screenwriting, directing and video art. 'Whale Valley' is his second short film after graduation.

Location and screening schedule:
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Thursday, October 24th at 13.00
CINEMA EUROPA, Thursday, October 24th at 22.00