Bye Bye Blue Bird
A roead movie from the Faroe Islands
This Faroese road movie is a colourful provocation and confrontation with the past. The two friends, Rannvá and Barba, return to their home islands after years abroad - and the meeting with the island home of their childhood does not pass quietly. The girls arouse both curiosity and outrage with their bizarre city appearance and emancipated behaviour.
But the girls are on a more important mission. Both girls live with old secrets, especially concerning their families, and now they want everything out in the open. They get at lift with one of the locals, Rúni, who - as it turns out - also carries a dark secret. The trio goes on a journey not just through the beautiful landscape of the Faroes but into of the land of the past.
Starring: Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir, Sigri Gaïni, Jóhan Dalsgaard.
Written & directed by Katrin Ottarsdóttir.
Cinematography: Boje Lomholt.
Cinematographer: JØRGEN JOHANSSON, DDF
Set & costume designer: EDWARD FUGLØ
Film editor: ELÍSABET RONALDSDÓTTIR
Sound: RICHARD LÖTHNER, JAN JUHLER
Music by HILMAR ÖRN HILMARSSON
Producer: ANNETTE NØRREGAARD-JENSEN
Production manager SIGNE BIRHET-SMITH
Property master: LARS-OLE KOFOED-HANSEN
Lights: VIGGO GRUMME
Asisstant director: JANE GRAUN
Script supervisor: ANNA IDMAN
Still photographer: OLE KRAGH-JACOBSEN
Makeup artist: ANNIKA STÖDBERG
Assistant camera: JOHN FRIMANN RASMUSSEN, DDF
Best boy: ASLAK LYTTHANS
Production assistant: IBEN SNEBANG
Clapper/Loader: LANA TANKOSA NIKOLIC
Costume assistant: SÓLVØR JACOBSEN
Runners: JÓANES ANDREASEN, DAVID GEYTI, UFFE TRUUST, UNI REINERT DEBES
Driver: TEODOR JOENSEN
Seamstresses: MARJNU JÓANESARDÓTTIR, OLIVIA JACOBSEN, JENNY KASTALAG
Produced by Peter Bech Film, Danmark, in cooperation with Scanbox Entertainment with support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Dansk-Færøsk Kulturfond and Mentunargrunnar Føroya Løgtings.
Year of release: 1999
Duration: 85 min.
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The film has won the following awards:
- The Audience Award, Nordic Film Festival, Rouen (France) 2000
- Youth Jury Award, Nordic Film Festival, Rouen (France) 2000
- VPRO Tiger Award, International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands) 2000
- NDR Förderpreis, Nordische Filmtage, Lübeck (Germany) 1999
- Honourable mention, International Film Festival, Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany), 1999
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