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Nói the Albino-Movie Review 07/27/2011

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

Nói the Albino (Icelandic) 2003
(Nói Albinói)

Among many awards and nominations:
WINNER, New director’s Award-Special Mention (Kári), Edinburgh International Film Festival
WINNER, Movie Zone Award (Kári); NOMINATED, Tiger Award (Kári), Rotterdam International Film Festival
WINNER, Actor of the Year (Lemarquis); Director of the Year (Kári); Best Film; Screenplay of the Year (Kári); Supporting Actor of the Year (Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson), Edda Awards, Iceland

Directed and screenplay by Dagur Kári
Starring Tómas Lemarquis and Elín Hansdóttir

An emotional drama, tinged with occasional dark humor, about an isolated teenage boy growing up in an isolated Icelandic community. Nói Kristmundsson (Lemarquis) lives in a fishing village located on a fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord becomes a frozen island, cut off from the rest of Iceland. In every direction, the landscape is blinding white snow and stark upright mountains.

Nói looks different, and he is different. He struggles in school, where he is viewed as either retarded or a genius, he struggles with his father, and finally he struggles with his desire to leave the community with Íris (Hansdóttir) his new girlfriend.

The director uses the natural landscape and lighting, which has a bluish tint, to great advantage. A good film to watch on a hot summer day.

90 min. Rated PG-13. Adult themes and brief nudity.



1. Erlingur Gretar - 07/27/2011

Hi, nice site. And I agree, this is a very good film. As an Icelander, I also find it very good to watch on a dark winter night. 🙂 Dagur Kari is a very unique director.
If you are interested in Icelandic cinema my very young site will cover Icelandic films and other film stuff happening in Iceland. Check it out!

Films to consider - 07/28/2011

Thanks, Erlingur. Another film I’ve seen recently is White Night Wedding, which has quirky humor and interesting characters.
I’ll check out your site for some other film suggestions.

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