Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Whale Valley (Hvalfjordur)

Bader - ages 18+

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Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson / Short Narrative / Denmark, Iceland / 2013 / 15 min / Colour / DCP
In Icelandic / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Youth, Family, Friendship
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


In Competition

The dissonant inner life of a lonely young man is amplified by the isolation of the remote Icelandic countryside that serves as the majestic backdrop for the drama of ‘Whale Valley’. Like the film’s titular creature, the youth feels stranded ashore and only the powerful bond that ties him to his sensitive younger brother keeps him from contemplating suicide. Winner of a Special Mention for Best Live Action Short Film at 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and of the Golden Spike Award at 2013 Giffoni Film Festival 2013.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson was born in Reykjavík in 1982. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the Icelandic Art Academy and studied screenwriting in Denmark. He works as a filmmaker and is a part-time teacher of screenwriting, directing and video art. His short films include ‘Hidebound’ (2005) and ‘Jeffrey & Beth’ (2009).


Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Anton Máni Svansson
Anders Skov
Gunnar Audunn Jóhannsson
Sales Company
FRAE FILMS - The Icelandic Film Centre
Production Company
FRÆ Films, Icelandic Film Centre
Ágúst Örn B. Wigum, Einar Jóhann Valsson, Valdimar Örn Flygenring, Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir

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