Movie Days
Movie Days

Movie Days

Director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Production year 1994

Length 90min.

Country Iceland/Germany/Denmark


Acclaimed as Iceland's answer to Amarcord and Cinema Paradiso, this film is a nostalgic celebration of both the power of cinema and the Iceland of the director's youth. Movie Days chronicles the adventures of Thomas, a city boy who comes of age during an eventful summer on a farm. The cultural ambiance of the 1960's Iceland is explored with wit as Thomas discovers his homeland's ghosts and traditions along with American television and Roy Rogers.


Best Nordic Feature Film | Amanda Awards, Norway, 1994

Baltic Film Prize for a Nordic Feature Film | Lübeck Nordic Film Days, Germany, 1994


Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson



Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Peter Rommel


Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Einar Kárason

Director of Photography

Ari Kristinsson

Production designer

Árni Páll Jóhannsson

Music by

Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson


Kjartan Kjartansson


Steingrímur Karlsson


Örvar Jens Arnarson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Orri Helgason, Jón Sigurbjörnsson

Production company(ies)

Icelandic Film, Peter Rommel Film Production, Zentropa Entertainments

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