Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's ...
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The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. His wants a baby of ... See full summary »
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir
A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.
Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's going on with her twelve year old son Gudmund, a victim of brutal bullying at school and whose life is on the fast track to destruction. Gudmund's only friend in the world is Marinó, a schizophrenic in his forties, who lives with his mother in the same apartment building. When Marinó realizes that his mother has secretly been dating a stranger, Marino starts to lose grip on reality. Gardar is an underworld enforcer who makes a mess at work and as a result his twin brother Georg is beaten up. Exiled both from the underworld and his family, Gardar has to make a fresh start in life. He decided to seek out his family, Gardar has to make a fresh start in life. He decided to seek out his son Gudmund whom he has never seen but the straight and narrow is a though path to followWritten by
Icelandic Film Centre
I really liked this film. "Born-children" presents three stories of children, difficult children, with a desolate and empty Reykjavik in the background. Three stories of children involved in, breathing violence, solitude, rejection, alienation. Three stories which then cross each other, to compare solitude with solitude, in a strenuous research of the individual to fight against their own loneliness and alienation which, before being physical, is internal, psychological. Excellent the choice of the black and white, which enhances the dark and empty atmospheres of the situations. Very good film, successful in picturing characters and their state and recreating atmospheres of universal alienation.
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