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No Network

English title: No Network
Original title: Duggholufólkið
German title: Spuk im Eis
Iceland, 2007

Director: Kristinsson, Ari
Production company: Taka Film Production
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
Kalli, a young boy who is brought up by a single mother in the suburbs of Reykjavik, thrives in the world of movies and computer games, a world of imaginary characters. When he is sent to spend Christmas with his father and his new family far up north at a remote and isolated farm, Kalli meets his stepsister, who he does not get along with. Soon he decides to run away, but only to be hit harder by reality and Kalli has to learn ho

Comments:
”High quality and thrilling children and family film… the best Icelandic film of its kind” ÓTH at RUV

”One of the best family entertainment films available”
Fréttabladinu

CIFEJ Prize jury’s statement Kristiansand 2008:
"The prize goes to a complete film with excellent use of filmatic expressions like casting, cinematography, sound, editing and location.The story is dramatically well constructed and the use of surprising and atmospheric effects is well integrated.A story told from a young boys point of view; a boy in conflict between shattered and reconstructed family. A film that expresses the right of every child to find his place in life.”

Festivals:
Kristiansand 2008 (awarded), Sprockets Toronto 2008 (awarded), Stockholm Junior 2008, Warsaw 2008, London Int. Film Festival 2008, Chicago 2008, Cinepaenz Cologne 2008, Nordic Film Days Lubeck 2008, Taiwan Int'l Children's TV & Film Festival 2008, Zlin 2008 (awarded), Lucas Frankfurt 2008, Cinekid Amsterdam 2008, Olympia Pyrgos 2008 (awarded), Alekino Poznan 2008, Montreal 2009 (awarded), Berimora Children's Film Festival Riga 2009

Website: http://www.taka.is

Study guide: Flemish

Study guide: Norwegian

World sales address/es:
unknown

Sold to:
Jef (BE)