1971-1980Ágúst GuðmundssonDramaIceland

Ágúst Guðmundsson – Land og synir AKA Land and Sons (1980)

Icelandic Film Centre wrote: The film is based on the novel by Indridi G. Thorsteinsson, which is set in a remote valley in the North of Iceland in the year 1937.The slump and sheep disease are crippling farming; young peple are streaming to the centres of urban expansion in this period of rapid economic and social change in Iceland. One farmer and his sons live in the valley alone with their debts and anxieties. The ties which bind the father to the land he has cultivated and lived upon are unbreakable. He has likewise played a leading part in the social organisation of the district and in the cooperative movement. Despite unremitting labour, his debts continue to steadily increase. When he dies, his son sees no point in continuing his father’s hopeless struggle. He refuses help from the neighbouring farmer and abandons the property and the girl he has been courting. The values which meant everything to the father have lost all significance for the young man, who directs his steps towards the town in search of the values of a new generation, a new age.

1.08GB | 1h 30mn | 1065×576 | mkv


Language(s):Icelandic, Danish


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