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Cold Light (2004)

Kaldaljós (original title)
What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. One that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.

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Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir ...
Woman in reception
Ruth Olafsdottir ...
Linda
Steinunn Harðardóttir ...
Svava
Borghildur Thors ...
Woman in a window
Áslákur Ingvarsson ...
Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir ...
Lára
Helga Braga Jónsdóttir ...
Guðbjörg
Snæfríður Ingvarsdóttir ...
Gottína
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Álfrún
Thórey Sigthórsdóttir ...
Thóra, Grimur's mother
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Anna
Marta Nordal ...
Woman at the exhibition
Elís Philip William Scobie ...
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A 40-year-old is hiding in a self-made prison of mundane life. The film opens as he finally becomes resolved to dare gaze at and come to terms with someone's totally different life. His unthinkable past. He turbulently sheds the cobwebs to find that light and happiness have been awaiting him. And this potentially cold cinematic knock on life's door becomes a defiantly uplifting work of art. Written by IFC

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Do you sometimes feel that you know something will happen before it does? Something bad...

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1 January 2004 (Iceland)  »

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€2,200,000 (estimated)
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One of the best films I have ever seen
23 April 2004 | by (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Kaldaljos (Cold Light) is a psychological drama about a man (Grimur) with a tragic past and problems with a current relationship with his art teacher (Linda.) But it is so much more than that. It is a truly beautiful film, which has amazing scenery and shows you the nature of the human psyche. I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you enjoy icelandic films and have seen Falcons (also with Ingvar Sigurdsson.) I saw it last week at the Philadelphia Film Festival, and I was truly amazed. Plus, the directer (Hilmur Oddsson) was there and he did a Q&A. It was very exciting. See it if you have the chance, especially if it comes back to the US!!!


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