Archive of films Nói, the Albino / Nói Albinói
Iceland / Germany / United Kingdom / Denmark
2003, 93 min
Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Weird but compelling drama about a rebellious Icelandic teenager in a
frozen coastal village.
Icelandic cinema digs out a major new talent with Noi Albinoi, the feature debut of award-winning short filmmaker Dagur Kari. Portrait of a gifted teen rebelling against life´s limits in a frozen coastal village communicates directly with auds through an inspired mix of realism, humor and metaphor. Noi (newcomer Tomas Lemarquis), a bald, grinning boy of 17, lives with his grandma, Lina (Anna Fridriksdottir). His father, Kiddi (Throstur Leo Gunnarsson), lives by himself, struggling with alcoholism. Noi cuts school regularly, but when he meets lovely Iris (Elin Hansdottir), things start looking up, and he hatches a madcap scheme to rob the bank. In the main role, Lemarquis, looking like Bart Simpson sprung to life, commands attention with his energy and wide-eyed awkwardness.
Zik Zak Filmworks
Hverfisgata 14 a, IS - 101, Reykjavik
Tel: +354 511 201 9
Fax: +354 511 301 9
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!|
|Dir. of Photography:||Rasmus Videbaek|
|Music:||Dagur Kári, Orri Jonsson|
|Producer:||Philippe Bober, Kim Magnusson, Skúli Fr. Malmquist, Thorir Snaer Sigurjónsson|
|Production:||Zik Zak Filmworks|
|Cast:||Tómas Lemarquis, Thrösthur Leo Gunnarsson, Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Fridriksdóttir|
|Contact:||Coproduction Office, Zik Zak Filmworks, CinemArt, a.s.|