Children of Nature
Children of Nature

Children of Nature

Director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Production year 1991

Length 85min.

Country Germany/Iceland/Norway


An old man who lives by himself decides to give up farming and move to the city, but there he has a difficult time establishing himself and ends up in an old-age home. There he meets an old flame who dreams of being buried on the farm where she grew up, which has now been deserted for years. One night they flee together in search of adventure.


Best Artistic Contribution | Montréal World FF, Canada, 1991

Scandinavian Film Institutions Prize | Lübeck Nordic Film Days, Germany, 1991

Best Actress, Best Composer | European Film Awards, , 1991

Best Actress, Best Composer | Festival International Henri Langlois de Tours, France, 1991

ACOR Award, Audience Award | Rouen Nordic Film Festival, France, 1992

Best Actor - The Bronze Plate | Mostra International del Film d’Autore, San Remo, Italy, 1992

Silver Dolphin - Best Film, Best Actor, FIPRESCI Award, OCIC - Catholic Int. Association of Critics Award | Festróia - Tróia IFF, Portugal, 1992

Public Prize | Cologne IFF, Germany, 1993

Grand Prix | Stuttgart Natur FF, Germany, 1993

Best Scandinavian Film | The 10th Nordic Film Festival, , 1993

Grand Prix | Yubari IFF, Japan, 1993


Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson



Fridrik Thor Fridriksson


Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Einar Már Guðmundsson

Director of Photography

Ari Kristinsson

Production designer

Geir Óttar Geirsson

Music by

Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson


Kjartan Kjartansson


Skule Erikson


Gisli Halldorsson, Sigridur Hagalin, Bruno Ganz, Egill Ólafsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Margrét Ólafsdóttir, Kristinn Frifinnsson, Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir

Production company(ies)

Icelandic Film, Max Film, Metro Film

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Born 1953, Reykjavik. Film director/producer Fridriksson started his filmmaking career with experimental films and documentaries in the early 1980s. He founded The Icelandic Film Corporation in 1990. It has since become Iceland's most important production company. The company produces his films and works with other Icelandic directors and producers. His international reputation led the company to build a network of internationally well-established co-production partner companies, including Lars von Trier's Zentropa and most recently, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope. He has worked with two of Iceland's most acclaimed novelists and script-writers: Einar Már Guðmundsson (Children of Nature, Angels of the Universe, Movie Days) and Einar Kárason (White Whales, Devils Island, Falcons).


Nomina Sunt Odiosa (1975); The Saga of Burnt Njal (1980); The Blacksmith (1981)’ Rock in Rejkjavik (1982); Icelandic Cowboys (1984); The Ring Road (1985); White Whales (1987); Sky Without Limit (1989) (TV); Pretty Angels (1990); Children of Nature (1991); Movie Days (1994); Cold Fever (1995); Devil’s Island (1996); Angels of the Universe (2000); On Top Down under (2000, TV); Falcons (2002); Niceland (Population. 1.000.002) (2004); The Sunshine Boy (2009, doc.); Mamma Gógó (2010)

FILMS 2010