March 18 – 29
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Run Time: 93 minutes
Off the southern coast of Iceland lies the Westman Islands, an active volcanic chain. From here the fishing trawler Breki and its small crew leave for a routine commercial trip. Storms are roaming the bitter cold seas and the Breki finds the catches are poor. In these unforgiving waters, catastrophe is always just a heartbeat away. The Breki’s nets snag and the ship is capsized. With terrifying swiftness, the crew begins to drown or succumb to hypothermia. Suddenly, only a single fisherman is left. Gulli is treading water under a cold moon in freezing temperatures, uncertain where or how far away the nearest land is. The only thing he is certain of is that he is completely alone and the precious minutes of his life are few unless he is rescued. Filmed with glacial beauty, this film focuses on Gulli’s desperate minute-by-minute struggle to survive in the harshest of circumstances. Based on true events, THE DEEP follows both the physical and mental course of his ordeal with unrelenting intensity. (In Icelandic subtitles) – C.R.
Baltasar Kormákur, Agnes Johansen
Jon Alti Jonasson, Baltasar Kormákur
Sverrir Kristjánsson, Elisabet Ronaldsdottir
Olafur Darri Olafsson
Born in 1966, Baltasar Kormákur graduated from the Drama Academy of Iceland. A theater entrepreneur, he formed his own theater and works with the National Theater of Iceland. In 2001 he was named one of film's Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.
"101 Reykjavik" (2000), "The Sea" (2002), "A Little Trip To Heaven" (2005), "Jar City" (2006) – 31st CIFF, "Brudguminn" (2008), "Inhale" (2010), "Contraband" (2012), THE DEEP (2012)
Icelandic Film Centre
This film is presented with the generous sponsorship of THOMAS A. DUKE.