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|Seventeen-year-old Nói (Tómas Lemarquis) drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland, cut off from the outside world during the winter. Nói dreams of escaping from his white-walled prison with Iris (Elín Hansdóttir), a city girl who works in a local gas station. But his clumsy attempt at escape spirals out of control and ends in complete failure. Only a natural disaster will shatter Nói's universe and offer him a window into a better world. Winner of 11 international awards!|
|A Deck of Three-By-Fives •|
"I overheard the writer Geoffrey Wolff say 'No cheap tricks' to a group of writing students. That should go on a three-by-five card. I'd amend it a little to 'No tricks.' Period. I hate tricks. At the first sign of a trick or a gimmick in a piece of fiction, a cheap trick or even an elaborate trick, I tend to look for cover."
This is what Raymond Carver wrote in his essay: On Writing. I like the idea of writing down quotes on three-by-five cards. Quotes that comfort you and remind you of the reasons why you are doing your stuff. When you have wandered off track, you can look them up and they will punch you back to the path that you always meant to follow.
Maybe I will be able to say wise things in thirty years; leaning back in my armchair, looking back on a long career in movies... But as for now, I am a disoriented first timer, and the best I can do is to share the wisdom of others. I reveal my personal deck of three-by-fives...
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