Children of Nature

Children of Nature (Icelandic: Börn náttúrunnar) is a 1991 Icelandic film directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.[1] It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 64th Academy Awards, the only Icelandic film to have ever been nominated.[2][3]

Children of Nature
Film poster
Directed byFriðrik Þór Friðriksson
Written byFriðrik Þór Friðriksson
Einar Már Guðmundsson
Produced byFriðrik Þór Friðriksson
Vilhjálmur Ragnarsson
StarringGísli Halldórsson
Sigríður Hagalín
Baldvin Halldórsson
Björn Karlsson
CinematographyAri Kristinsson
Edited bySkafti Gudmundsson
Music byHilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Release date
  • August 1, 1991 (1991-08-01)
Running time
82 minutes


Þorgeir, an old man living in the Icelandic countryside, has grown too old to continue running his farm, and is made to feel unwelcome in his daughter and son-in-law's urban dwelling. Dumped into a home for the elderly in Reykjavík, he meets an old girlfriend from his youth, and they elope to the wilds of Iceland to die together.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Children of Nature". Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  2. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ Jez Conolly; Caroline Whelan (2012). Reykjavik. Intellect Books. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-1-84150-641-8.

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