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White Night Wedding-Movie Review 05/27/2011

Posted by Films to consider in Dark Comedy, Icelandic language film, Light Drama, Movies.

White Night Wedding (Icelandic) 2008

Official Entry-Iceland, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Film, Best Actor (Gudnason), Best Supporting Actor (Gunnarsson), Best Supporting Actress (Jónsdóttir), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Set Design, Edda Awards, Iceland
Winner, Young Audience Award (Kormákur), Rouen Nordic Film Festival

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur; written by Baltasar Kormákur and Ólafur Egilsson

Starring Hilmir Snær Gudnason, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Laufey Eliasdottir, and Thorstur Leó Gunnarsson

Set in the beautiful but isolated Icelandic town of Flatey, during the midnight sun time of the year. Jon (Gudnason) is a former college professor about to get married to Thora (Eliasdottir), a much younger woman, but his previous marriage to Anna (Vilhjálmsdóttir) gives him the jitters about moving on. The plot switches between the time periods of Jon’s two relationships.

A great performance by Gudnason as Jon. He is surrounded by a collection of humorous and/or quirky characters, especially notable his friend Börkur, played by Thorstur Leó Gunnarsson.

94 min. Unrated. Adult themes, sexuality and brief nudity.



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