Cannes Docs


Original title: Mannvirki

Directed by: Gústav Geir Bollason

Produced by: Hrönn Kristinsdóttir 5Go to Sheep ehf., Iceland), Annick Lemonnier (Epileptic, France)

Country of production: Iceland, France

Runtime: 70'

Expected release: June, 2022

Production stage: Postproduction

Budget: € 140,184 (in place)

1st feature: No

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Landscape in the century of the man. Midst in there a post-industrial structure that has been shaped by the forces of nature. The ruins in process, where workers add to the decay of the building. Creatures, animals, vegetation come in touch with the building and afgfect it, each in its own manner.

Director’s profile:

Gústav Geir Bollason (b.1966) studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts (forerunner of the Icelandic University of the Arts) 1986-1989, studied drawing for a year at Budapest, Hungary, and graduated with the degree of DNSEP from Ecole d´Art de Cergy, in France 199. Gústav´s work takes on the form of drawings, constructed objects, remaking of found objects and film works. He works equally with abstract presentation, recreation and parallels and he invents processes where he contrasts different methods and subjects. He explores places with a history, traces of human habitation, or collects objects rendered outlandish by natures treatment. Gústav´s work has been shown at solo exhibitions as well as in group shows in Iceland and abroad (Paris, New York, San Fransisco to name a few) Gústav´s last feature film Carcass (2017) premiered in Rotterdam.

Producers’s profile:

Hrönn Kristinsdóttir has been active in the Icelandic Film Industry since 1997, she has produced and co-produced numerous features, documentaries and shorts. She was a board member of the Association of Icelandic Filmproducers 2007-2012, a jury member for the Nordic Film Awards 2005-2007, founder and board member of Wift Iceland (Women in Film and Television). She did receive the Edda Awards for the production of Ikingut 2001 and in 2000 she was Iceland´s representative in EFP “Producers on the Move” in Cannes. Hrönn´s last produced feature film Lamb by Valdimar Jóhannsson won the prize of originality in Un certain Regard in Cannes 2021.