Undercurrent

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– Kodėl nesu apie tai girdėjęs?

– Nes yra dalykų, apie kuriuos nekalbama.

Film tells the story of a young woman who hires on as a crew member on a fishing vessel, where a tight knit group of men is already in place. Slowly it is revealed that the job she got was only vacant due to a tragic incident, and her being on board is not going down well with the crew. With conflict happening within the group, as well as with nature, this motley crew has to stick together and face their destiny in a sea voyage that takes an unexpected turn.
 
„It is an important part of our culture. Nevertheless, for modern Icelanders, especially for town dwellers, fishing in the sea is rather exotic. There is certainly the memory of generations: our fathers, grandfathers, they all were fishermen. Even I, though not a professional fisherman, sailed on the seas and fished. But the conflict of generations is nowhere to hide”, says Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson.

Festivals: 

The Edda Awards (Iceland) – Best Film, Best Actress, Best Sound Design, Best Film Score, Best Cinematography, Best Editor.

Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson

Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson was born in Reykjavik in 1972. He graduated the Directing program of the Polish National Film School in Lodz in 2001 with his short film P.S. which was premiered in the Cinefondation section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. In the summers during his studies he worked on different jobs in the Icelandic film industry slowly moving his way to become a First Assistant Director on shorts, commercials and three feature films before directing his debut Thicker Than Water in 2006. Árni currently lives and works in Reykjavik as a screenwriter, director of TV commercials and a teacher in the Drama Department at the Icelandic Arts Academy.