Country Wedding (Sveitabr??kaup)
The Tiger Lillies have composed original music for the new film Country Wedding by director Vald?s ?skarsd?ttir. The film is showing as part of the 52nd Times BFI London Film Festival.
The Tiger Lillies have composed original music for the new film Country Wedding by director Vald?s ?skarsd?ttir. The film is showing as part of the 52nd Times BFI London Film Festival. More details at Countryweddingmovie.com
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A funny and unconventional road movie revolving around two busloads of Icelanders traveling to a wedding somewhere in the countryside. The bride and the groom along with their families and close (and not so close) friends begin their journey from Reykjavik, heading for a small country church supposedly only an hour?s drive away. The problem is that only the groom and best man know where the church is supposed to be; the best man?s gone AWOL and the directions they got from the priest suddenly aren?t as simple as they first appeared. With so many friends and family thrown together and the pressure mounting, secrets start to trickle out with hilarious and poignant effect.
In this her directorial debut Vald?s ?skarsd?ttir, with veteran cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, skillfully uses digital cameras to create a sense of immediacy and claustrophobia, in what could be seen as a wedding video from hell. ?skarsd?ttir?s lightness of touch and perceptive writing (the script was developed with the cast) carefully maintain the humour and emotional poignancy of the piece, whilst great performances and sharp characterisations ensure a wry sympathy for this mixed bag of characters.
This film is nominated for The Sutherland Trophy.