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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Older Grímur
Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir ... Woman in reception
Ruth Olafsdottir ... Linda
Steinunn Harðardóttir ... Svava
Borghildur Thors ... Woman in a window
Áslákur Ingvarsson ... Young Grímur
Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir ... Lára
Helga Braga Jónsdóttir ... Guðbjörg
... Gottína
... Álfrún
Thórey Sigthórsdóttir ... Thóra, Grimur's mother
... Anna
Marta Nordal ... Woman at the exhibition
Elís Philip William Scobie ... Young Tumi
... Indriði
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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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€2,200,000 (estimated)
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This was Edda Heidrún Backman's last film before retiring as an actress do to her illness. See more »

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Dreams are the color indigo
22 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

When a young artist gets told to carefully discern what is imagination and what is reality, a fiery mind is set ablaze and (in the movie) subtly rages to decipher the Self, and in turn, gain foresight into the future.

Cold Light describes a young boy's epiphany into rediscovery - once primarily afflicted by only the most blatant of life's moments, he realizes that is takes an art lesson for him to appreciate what is subdued and gain clarity. This analogy you might be able to notice in the style of his art pieces, where mountains once dominated, he grows up, into clear skies; with the guidance of a mother and teacher figure.

It is through the extraordinary that he will be delivered into the ordinary.

Abstract? Watch the film for clarity.


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