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Iceland, 2008 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

“Kormákur's most assured and ambitious film to date.” - Toronto Film Festival

Actor-director Baltasar Kormákur (Jar City, MIFF 08) calls his modernised version of Anton Chekhov's play Ivanov a ‘dramedy', inspired by the likes of Pedro Almodóvar and Woody Allen.

A middle-aged professor braces himself for his second marriage, to an ex-student half his age, but as his guests flock to the wedding's remote island locale, he starts to get cold feet. After a long ‘white night' of drinking and thinking, will he make it to the church on time?

Kormákur's expertly juggled tone - slapstick tinged with darker and more perverse elements of Chekhov - has seen White Night Wedding become one of Iceland's highest-grossing domestic hits.

D Baltasar Kormákur P Agnes Johansen, Baltasar Kormákur S Baltasar Kormákur, ólafur Egill Egilsson WS Celluloid Dreams L Icelandic w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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