Vonastræti / Life in a Fishbowl

Audience Award Keswick Film Festival, Great Britain

Friday - 05/26/2017
9:00 PM - Cinema im Ostertor 
Fiction / Life in a Fishbowl / Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic / 2014 / Language: Icelandic, English / Subtitles: English / 128 Min.
Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson
Writer: Baldvin Zophoníasson, Birgir Steinarsson
Producer: Julius Kemp, Ingvar Thordarson
Cinematographer: Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson
Editor: Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir
Sound: Huldar Freyr Arnarson, Árni Benediktsson, Petur Einarsson
Music: Ólafur Arnalds
Production Design: Gunnar Pálsson
Cast: Hera Hilmar, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Thor Kristjansson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Eik is a single mother in her early twenties. Because her salary as a kindergarten teacher is insufficient, she makes some extra money as a call girl. Móri is a brilliant writer about to release his new novel, but every night he drowns the demons of his past in alcohol. Sölvi has newly entered the banking business and hesitates to take part in the unscrupulous tricks of his partners. But soon his morality is put to the test in the private sphere as well.
The lives of the three characters interlink in complex ways and draw a bleak society panorama of Iceland on the eve of the great financial crisis of 2008. After great success in domestic cinemas Vonarstræti was the Icelandic proposal for the Academy Awards nomination in 2015.