A feature film from the Faroe Islands.
** Award Of the Nordic Film Institutes **, Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany, 1989.
A trip through 24 hours of the smallest capital in the world, Tórshavn. It is structured as a relay race, in which a person, a thing or something out of a scene brings the audience into another scene with new people and events. Out of this emerges a kaleidoscopic story of daily occurrences and dramatic situations, which in an entertaining and ironic way acts as a commentary on the Faroese, foreigners in the islands, as well as Faroese society in general.
ATLANTIC RHAPSODY is the first Faroese feature film produced for cinema distribution. It was produced in 1988-89 as a low-low-budget film. It became quite a must-have at film festivals all over the globe, and in Norway it was a kind of a cult film in film clubs.
Duration: 75 min.
Format: Academy format (1.33:1), color.
Written & directed by: Katrin Ottarsdóttir
Cinematography: Andreas Fischer-Hansen, Lars Johansson
Assistants: Steen Rønne, Hans Petur Hansen, Henrik Ipsen
Sound recording: Peter Mogensen, Torben Christiansen
Sound mix: Steen Kyllesbæk Andersen
Editor: Jens Bidstrup
Light & grip: Jan Steffensen, Leif “Barney” Fick, Henrik Ipsen
Continuity: Bjarki Thomsen
Production team: Hugin Eide, Elis Poulsen, Elin Karbech Mouritsen, Ulla Boje-Rasmussen
Produced by: Kaleidoskop Film 1989
Supported by: Mentanargrunnur Føroya Løgtings, Det Danske Filmværksted, Føroya Skúlabókagrunnur, Føroya Landsstýri, Tórshavnar Býráð, Føroya Sparikassi, Ljósritagrunnurin, Sjóvinnubankin, Fossbankin, Dansk-Færøsk Kulturfond.