Whale Valley 2013
15min | Short, Drama, Family | May 2013 (France)
9 wins & 9 nominations.
The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey that marks a turning point in the lives of the brothers.
The dissonant inner life of a lonely young man is amplified by the isolation of the remote Icelandic countryside that serves as the majestic backdrop for the drama of ‘Whale Valley’. Like the film’s titular creature, the youth feels stranded ashore and only the powerful bond that ties him to his sensitive younger brother keeps him from contemplating suicide. Winner of a Special Mention for Best Live Action Short Film at 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and of the Golden Spike Award at 2013 Giffoni Film Festival 2013.
Directors: Gudmundur Arnar, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Writers: Gudmundur Arnar, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Stars: Ágúst Örn B. Wigum, Einar Jóhann Valsson, Valdimar Örn Flygenring