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Scandinavian/Nordic Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Icelandic Titles

Icelandic Titles

Órói
"An unexpected first kiss causes Gabriel to feel the electrifying 'jitters' of love and lust with the free-spirited Marcus; a perfect way to end a summer studying abroad. Realizing he is gay, Gabriel returns home and is immediately scrutinized by his family and friends who notice he's different. But as the school year launches with Gabriel distracted with parties and his friends' own dramas, Marcus returns, reigniting the hot, thrilling emotions of one's first crush."

Mávahlátur = The Seagulls Laughter
"It is 1953, and Freya, who had gone to America as an officer's bride, has returned home to begin a new life. She moves into a small house of distant relatives in a quite fishing village in Iceland. But unlike the drab, plump girl who went abroad, Freya, now in her twenties, is a beautiful woman. She is somewhat of a mystery woman of the household, especially to the men of the community. But soon strange things begin to happen in their community. Is Freya a murderess or a godess?"

Rams
"In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country's best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, the entire valley comes under threat."

White Night Wedding = Brúðguminn
"In 24 hours, forty-something professor Jon will be getting married to a student half his age. But before he can make it to the ceremony, he'll have to deal with a massive debt to his mother-in-law to be, his extremely drunk best man, the logistics of a remote Icelandic island, an increasingly hostile reverend, and the guilt-ridden memory of his emotionally unstable first wife."