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ECFA Award Winner


Original title: Óroi
German title: Jitters – Schmetterlinge im Bauch
Iceland, 2010

Director: Zophoniasson, Baldvin
Production company: Icelandic Film Company, Kisi
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Gabriel is a confused sixteen year old in search of his identity. Along with a few of his closest friends, he is trying to figure out who he is and where he stands in an ever changing and complicated world. When he returns to Iceland from a two-week trip to Manchester, England, all those close to him seem to think that he has changed somewhat. Having met and befriended his stylist roommate Marcus in the UK, a free thinking, rebellious teenager. Through a series of unfortunate events, tragedy befalls this tight-knit group when Stella, Gabriels best girlfriend, takes her own life. Crushed, Gabriel falls into a black hole of despair, which forces him to take a hard look at himself – which ultimately forces him to reveal a harsh, agonizing secret about himself. What ensues is a tale of complex and fragile relationships, where teenagers struggle with their identities, while forging their place in a sometimes unyielding society. All the while coping with love, loss, hate, betrayal, euphoria, sadness and ultimately? forgiveness.

Kvikmyndir Reykjavík 2011 (awarded), Sprockets Toronto 2011, Kristiansand 2011 (awarded), Indie Junior Lisboa 2011,Zlin 2011, Seoul SIYFF 2011, Buster Copenhagen 2011, Gaffa Vienna 2011, Lübeck 2011, Cinemagic Belfast 2011, Just Film Tallinn 2011, Cine-Jeune St. Quentin 2012 (ECFA Award), Jeugdfilmfestival Antwerp & Brugge 2013

Website: www.jittersfilm.com

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