Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Life in a Fishbowl
(Vonarstræti)

Year: 2014
Country: ICELAND, FINLAND, SWEDEN, CZECH REPUBLIC
Run Time: 128 minutes

Life in a Fishbowl
Life in a Fishbowl
Life in a Fishbowl
Life in a Fishbowl

LIFE IN A FISHBOWL, Iceland’s submission for the 2015 Oscar®, is a searing indictment of Icelandic society prior to the country’s financial collapse in 2008. As three people circle around like fish in the wet, grey, neon-lit otherworld that is Reykjavik in the winter, their stories are ingeniously woven together. In fact, the capital city is a small town where everybody knows everybody else’s business. A young single mother who can’t get by on her salary as a kindergarten teacher works nights as a call girl. A prickly famous author drinks himself nearly to death following the drowning of his daughter. A handsome ex-soccer star, recruited to the world of high finance, becomes increasingly uneasy with morally questionable deals. As the nooses tighten around everyone’s necks, it’s clear something will have to give. But a glimmer of hope comes from the realization that life is easier when we denizens of the fishbowl swim together. (In Icelandic with subtitles) – B.B.

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Director
Baldvin Z

Baldvin Z made his first short film when he was 11. Since then he has worked as a TV editor, cameraman, and producer, and made commercials and music videos for Icelandic bands. He studied film in Denmark.

Filmography
"Jitters" (2011), LIFE IN A FISHBOWL (2014)

Producers
Ingvar Þórðarson, Júlíus Kemp

Screenwriting
Baldvin Z, Birgir Örn Steinarsson

Cinematography
Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson

Editing
Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir

Principal Cast
Þorsteinn Bachmann, Hera Hilmarsdóttir, Þorvaldur Davíð Kristjánsson

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