30.09. - 09.10.2021

Life in a Fishbowl Iceland 2014 | 130 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Baldvin Z

Baldvin Z started out shooting commercials and music videos, before he had great success at festivals with his debut feature Jitters. Life in a Fishbowl, his second film, managed to push blockbusters like Godzilla and X-Men off the top spots on its release in Iceland.

rated for 0 + years
Three stories about three people in Reykjavik: a writer, who as a young man wrote a bestseller and who has become an alcoholic after his divorce. A single mum who can't get by on her salary as a kindergarten teacher and secretly goes on the game. And a former professional footballer who rises to become a big player at a bank and in doing so puts his family life and integrity on the line. Three destinies whose paths cross and form a gloomy panorama of Icelandic society on the eve of the financial crisis of 2008.
Original title: Vonarstræti
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Eurovisuell
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Baldvin Z
Screenplay: Baldvin Z, Birgir Örn Steinarsson
Cast: Þorsteinn Bachmann, Hera Hilmarsdóttir, Thor Kristjánsson, Valur Freyr Gunnarsson, Kristín Lea Sigrídardóttir, Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson
Producer: Ingvar Þórðarson, Júlíus Kemp
Director of Photography: Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson
Music: Ólafur Arnalds
Production Design: Gunnar Pálsson
Editor: Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: The Icelandic Film Company/Kisi Production
Contact: Valeska Neu, Films Boutique:,
Icelandic Film Centre, Christof Wehmeier:


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