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(Godir Gestir)
NY Premiere

Director: Isold Uggadottir

Iceland, 2006, 19 min

Shooting Format:Super 16

Festival Year:2007

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Adalbjorg Arnadottir, Hanna Maria Karlsdottir, Theodor Juliusson, Amy Lewis

Crew:Producers: Fura Osp Johannesdottir, Stephanie Perdomo - Cinematographer: Oskar Thor Axelsson - Original Score: Anna Halldorsdottir, Gary Pozner - Sound: Gunnar Arnason - Editor: Isold Uggadottir

Sales:Isold Uggadottir - New York, NY 10009 - T: 917 669 6240


Filmed in Reykjavik and New York City, "Family Reunion" focuses on the themes of sexuality, secrets, love and family. New York lesbian Katrín is returning to her native Iceland for her grandfather's 70th birthday. At the reunion, her family in Reykjavik unwittingly engages her in discussions about marriage, children and her future - while she sneaks in phone calls to her girlfriend in New York. As she struggles with coming out, events reveal that other family members have secrets of their own. Family Reunion was nominated for the Icelandic Academy Awards.


About the director

Born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland, Isold Uggadottir came to New York City in 2001 to pursue a Masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. From NYU, her fascination with visual media lead her to the Emmy Award-winning Partisan Pictures where she now edits documentary films. "Family Reunion" is Isold's directorial debut.


Director Isold Uggadottir and producer Stephanie Perdomo will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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