thicker_than_water
2011
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EITHER WAY - dir. HAFSTEINN GUNNAR SIGURDSSON

Either Way is a subtle and playful dramatic comedy. In the remote north of Iceland in the mid 1980s, Finn and Alfred, two employees of the Icelandic Road Administration, spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads that stretch out to the horizon. With no-one but each other for company, the barren wilderness becomes a place of adventure, disaster and discovery as both men find themselves at crossroads in their lives.

Original title: Á annan veg
English title: Either Way
Genre: Dramatic Comedy
Language: Icelandic

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
Scriptwriter: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
Main cast: Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Hilmar Gudjónsson, Thorsteinn Bachmann
Editor: Kristján Lodmfjörd
Cinematographer: Árni Filippusson
Sound design: Huldar Freyr Arnarson
Producer(s): Davíd Óskar Ólafsson, Árni Filippusson, Hreinn Beck, Tobias Munthe, Theo Youngstein, Sindri Kjartansson
Co-producer(s): Thorvardur Björgúlfsson
Production companies: Mystery Island, Flickbook Films
Co-production company: Kukl

Country: Iceland
Sound: 5.1
Length: 80 – 85 minutes
Screening format: DCP
Production format: RED
National premiere: September 2, 2011.

Festivals
2011:
San Sebastian Film Festival, San Sebastian, Spain, September 16 - 24. In competion for the Kutxa-New Directors Awards.
Nordische filmtage Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany, November 2 - 6. Awarded the Baltic Film Prize.
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessoloniki, Greece, November 4 - 13.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival,Tallinn, Estonia, November 16 - 30. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival's Opening Film.
Torino Film Festival, Torino, Italy, November 25 - December 3. Won the award for best picture and best script.
Nordlichter XII, Dresden, Germany, December 8 - 14.