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Icelandic horror I Remember You gets a new poster and trailer

Ahead of its Us release next month, IFC Midnight has unveiled Icelandic horror I Remember You. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Yrsa Sigurđardóttir, the film is directed by Óskar Thór Axelsson and stars Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Thor Kristjansson, and Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir; check them out here, along with the official synopsis…

An elderly woman hangs herself in a church. A grieving father searches for the truth about what happened to his missing son. And a trio of young city dwellers unleash a sinister force when they begin renovating a cursed home on a remote island. They don’t know it yet, but each of these strangers is connected by a disturbing, decades-old secret—a mystery that holds the key to a series of terrifying supernatural events. Based on the acclaimed novel by the “Queen of Icelandic Crime,” this atmospheric chiller is both a hair-raising ghost
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Official Trailer for Horror Thriller Film 'I Remember You' from Iceland

"It's impossible that this is a coincidence." IFC Films has debuted an official Us trailer for a horror thriller titled I Remember You from Iceland, about a young man and woman who move into a small abandoned town in Iceland to renovate an old house. Of course, this house has a dark past and things start to happen once they arrive. While this trailer is appropriately timed for the horror season this October, the film doesn't actually open until mid-November in America. This stars a fine set of Icelandic actors: Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Thor Kristjansson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir & Anna Gunndís Guðmundsdóttir. This looks like another good dark, freaky supernatural thriller with an Icelandic twist. Check it out below. Here's the official Us trailer for Óskar Thór Axelsson's I Remember You, direct from IFC's YouTube: An elderly woman hangs herself in a church. A grieving father searches for the truth
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Icelandic horror 'I Remember You' sells to Us, France

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IFC Films moves for Us rights to Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature.

Scandinavian sales outfit TrustNordisk has finalised multiple Cannes deals on its Icelandic horror I Remember You.

The film has sold to North America (IFC Films), France (Swift), Japan (Gaga), Latin America (California Filmes), and Vietnam (Green Media).

Those deals add to previously struck agreements for UK and Ireland (Studiocanal), German speaking territories (Telemünchen), Turkey (Euromedia), and Hungary (Vertigo).

I Remember You, director-writer Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature film after Black’s Game in 2013, tells the story of a young man and woman who move into a small abandoned town with a dark history in Iceland to renovate an old house.

Once there, a number of elderly people befall strange deaths, leading to the discovery of a dark, supernatural presence.

The film is based on a novel by Icelandic crime writer Yrsa Sigurdardottir and stars Thor Kristjansson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
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Studiocanal takes Icelandic horror 'I Remember You' for UK

Studiocanal takes Icelandic horror 'I Remember You' for UK
Sales agent TrustNordisk scores key distribution deals in Germany, Turkey and Hungary.

Studiocanal has acquired UK distribution rights to Icelandic horror film I Remember You after a promo screening at the American Film Market.

The horror film is the second feature by director Oskar Thór Axelsson, following his 2013 crime thriller Black’s Game.

I Remember You marks the second collaboration between the director and actors Thor Kristjansson and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, who both appeared in Black’s Game. They are joined by a cast including Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (City State), among others.

After an elderly woman commits suicide, a psychiatrist discovers the woman’s obsession with the disappearance of the doctor’s son. Across the bay in an abandoned village, three city dwellers restoring a home realise it is haunted. The two stories intertwine when the discovery of a child who vanished 60 years ago becomes the missing link of the film.

The genre film
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Afm: TrustNordisk acquires horror 'I Remember You'

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Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature is based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s best-selling novel.

TrustNordisk has picked up Icelandic horror film I Remember You ahead of the Afm.

Based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s best-selling novel, the film marks Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature film after his 2013 festival hit, crime thriller Black’s Game.

After an older lady hangs herself in a church, a new psychiatrist discovers she was obessed with the disappearance of his eight-year-old son, who vanished three years earlier. Meanwhile, three city dwellers are restoring a house when they realise it is haunted, and a mysterious child named Bernodus, who disappeared 60 years earlier, is discovered as the link between the two groups.

I Remember You stars Thor Kristjansson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson. It is produced by Joni Sighvatsson, Thor Sigurjonsson, Skuli Malmquist and Chris Briggs for Zik Zak Filmworks in co-production with Ape & Björn Norway (Ruben Thirkildsen) and Maze Pictures in Germany
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Brave Men's Blood: Oscilloscope Releases Icelandic Crime Thriller On September 1st

Oscillosclope Laboratories will release Olaf de Fleur's crime thriller Brave Men's Blood on VOD on September 1st. From  the  director  of  "City  State"  comes  Brave  Men's  Blood,  a crime  thriller  set against  the  background  of corruption,  drugs,  torture  and Icelandic gangsters.When a former criminal kingpin tips off the head of Internal Affairs about the double-dealings of a  high-profile  police  lieutenant,  the  ensuing  investigations  leads  them  deep  into  the seedy underworld of Reykjavik, where corruption and collusion run rampant, and no one is who they seem to be. The crime thriller stars Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Darri Ingolfsson (Showtime's Dexter), and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (K-19: The Widowmaker). We have a trailer below for your viewing pleasure. ...

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Watch: Get Dragged Into A Thrilling Police Spy Crime in Exclusive 'Brave Men's Blood' Trailer

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Watch: Get Dragged Into A Thrilling Police Spy Crime in Exclusive 'Brave Men's Blood' Trailer
Read More: Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to Icelandic Cinema Olaf de Fleur's "Brave Men's Blood," a new Icelandic crime thriller, has premiered a chaotic two minute trailer full of police fights, spies, drugs and violence.  Taking place in Reykjavík, the film follows the investigation into a suspected spy working high up in the city's police force. An intense falling out ensues in a confusing jumble of crime and crime-fighting, filled with gangsters, torture tactics and a complicated mess of violent confrontations. The thriller stars Ágústa Eva ErlendsdóttirDarri Ingolfsson and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson. Watch the trailer above. The film will be released by Oscilloscope Laboratories on VOD on September 1. Read More: Does Iceland Deserve A Better Movie? Examining the Landscape of 'Land Ho!'
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DVD Review - City State (2011)

City State (Iceland: Borgríki), 2011.

Directed by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson.

Starring Philip Jackson, Jonathan Pryce, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson and Sigurður Sigurjónsson.

Synopsis:

Set in modern day Iceland, an immigrant vows revenge after losing his unborn child in an attack by a crime syndicate, thereby binding his fate with a troubled policewoman, her corrupt police commander, and a crime lord who's losing his edge.

Financed entirely from private funding and with the crew taking massive pay cuts just to get it made, Olaf de Fleur Johannesson’s City State is getting a UK DVD release today – and it is well worth checking out.

It’s hard to detail the plot in just a few sentences as there is so much going on in the film that it can be hard to keep up. There is a troubled Serbian immigrant, a corrupt cop, a beaten down business man, his
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James Mangold to Direct City State

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James Mangold to Direct City State
The Wolverine director James Mangold has already lined up his follow-up to that yet-to-shoot superhero sequel, signing onto direct a remake of City State.

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson wrote and directed the original Icelandic thriller City State, which centers on four strangers whose lives are affected when a foreign mafia moves in on their Icelandic drug trade. The four characters are a crooked police captain who is in love with a prostitute, an elderly mafia boss who wants to get out of the crime syndicate alive, a mechanic seeking vengeance for the death of his unborn child, and a female police officer who is attacked by street thugs and then takes the law into her own hands.

James Mangold will develop the remake with Cathy Konrad of his Tree Line Films company. Danny Sherman and Josh Kesselman will produce for Principal Entertainment.

The Wolverine will start production next spring, and
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