26.9. - 5.10.2019

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.
Orig. Title: Vonarstræti
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Eurovisuell
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
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Ólafur Arnalds
Camera: Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson
Set Designer: Gunnar Pálsson
Cutter: Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir
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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