Friday, January 21, 2011

Baltasar Kormákur - Hafið AKA The Sea (2002)

Plot summary
Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed sexual abuse, lingering suspicions, sibling rivalries and incestuous passions.

The film won eight awards at the Edda Awards, Iceland in 2002 (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Film of the Year and Professional Category: Sound/Vision), where it was also nominated for 4 more awards.

“Hilarious and rowdy! Lurid and sexy!”- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“An amusing comedy that recalls The Celebration… The film’s flamboyant portrayals of characters…have a malicious comic edge.”- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Mischievous and oddball.”- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“Graceful. Visually arresting…Beautiful.”- Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

Lang: Icelandic-Norwegian-English (monoaudio)
Subs (srt): English, French, German, Spanish
no pass