White Night Wedding
Kormákur's most assured and ambitious film to date updates and modernizes Anton Chekhov's Ivanov and transplants it to Flatey, a remote island off Iceland's north shore.
Jon, a literature professor, is about to marry his former student Thora. Her parents, Lalli and Sísí, are the island's most prominent family, because they own its only pub, guest house and convenience store. The impending nuptials are endangered by financial disputes – a business deal between Jon and Thora's parents went sour – and by Jon's past.
Baltasar Kormákur (b. 1966) graduated from The Drama Academy of Iceland and is one of Iceland's most popular and critically acclaimed actors of the younger generation. But it is as a director and theatre entrepreneur he has really made a name for himself. He has directed ten theatre productions, both at home and abroad, and four feature films before WHITE NIGHT WEDDING.