A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood.

Film Credits

Original Title: Hjartasteinn
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Language: Icelandic
Duration: 129 min.
Directed by: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Written by: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Produced by: Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Main Cast: Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir


About the Director

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (born 1982, Iceland) graduated from the Icelandic Art Academy in Fine art. After graduation he moved to Denmark and studied screenwriting. His short films and feature debut have been selected for more than 200 festivals and won over 100 international awards. Among these accolades are Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and a nomination for the European Film Awards. Gudmundsson developed and wrote his feature film HEARTSTONE during a Cannes Cinéfondation Residency.