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HOMECOMING /Blóðberg (Iceland)

August 12 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

Gunnar, a sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books, lives in a beautiful house with Dísa, his wife of thirty years. Despite his expertise, their relationship is on the rocks and their attitude towards one another is becoming increasingly resentful and bitter. Their 25-year-old son and only child, David, comes back from a holiday with a new girlfriend, Sunna. Sunna is pretty, smart, polite and on the face of it, the perfect daughter in law. However, on meeting Sunna, Gunnar is forced to face a dark secret. Although his life’s work has been to instruct

“Gunnar, a sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books lives in a beautiful house with Dísa, his wife of thirty years.  Despite his expertise, their relationship is on the rocks and their attitude towards one another is becoming increasingly resentful and bitter.  Their 25-year-old son and only child, David, comes back from a holiday with a new girlfriend, Sunna.  Sunna is pretty, smart, polite and on the face of it, the perfect daughter in law.  However, on meeting Sunna, Gunnar is forced to face a dark secret.  Although his life’s work has been to instruct others on how to work through their problems, he seems incapable of dealing with his own dilemma.” …  VesturPort

Writer|Director:  Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  106 minutes
Distributor:  VesturPort
Country: Iceland
Language:  Icelandic with English subtitles
Rating:  N|R
Starring:  Harpa Arnardóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Margrét Guðmundsdóttir

FESTIVALS:  MN, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival; Singapore, European Union Film Festival; Brazil, Sao Paolo International Film Festival

“An unpredictable tragi-comedy, its treatment of genuinely dark subject matter may unsettle some viewers. On the surface this may appear to be a credulity-stretching Nordic farce but peel back the layers and be rewarded with a humorous take on the dangers of living in a small and interconnected society.” EuroDramaWorldPress.com

Official Website w|Trailer:  http://vesturport.com/films/homecoming-2015/

Additional information:  760-770-0507 and http://www.desertfilmsociety.com

Details

Date:
August 12
Time:
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Desert Film Society
Email:
info@desertfilmsociety.com
Website:
www.desertfilmsociety.org

Venue

Camelot Theatres
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Phone:
760-325-6565
Website:
www.camelottheatres.com