Börn náttúrunnar (1991) AKA Children of Nature


Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic ‘countryside’ and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. Thorgeir soon becomes unhappy living there and together with Stella he steals a jeep. Together they leave the city for Stella’s old home in northwestern Iceland. A drama who asks us: how important is it to have a long life if you have to leave everything that has a meaning for you?

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.
Stars: Gísli Halldórsson, Sigríður Hagalín, Baldvin Halldórsson, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Björn Karlsson, Bruno Ganz, Eiríkur Guðmundsson, Guðbrandur Gíslason, Egill Ólafsson, Hafliði Magnússon, Hallmar Sigurðsson, Hallur Hallsson, Karl Jónatansson, Jóhann Sigurðsson, Jón Ólafsson. AKA Children of Nature

1992 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.


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  1. James558
    March 16, 2019

    Thanks an awful lot, Jon! You have really turned Rarefilmm into a cinematic treasure trove!

  2. Siying
    April 3, 2020

    Thank you SO MUCH Jon!

  3. Vidor
    April 6, 2020

    Censorship of naked woman at the 1:05 mark. Wonder what that’s about? Was this recorded from a TV screening, maybe?

    Anyway, great addition to the rarefilmm archive.

    • Jon W.
      April 6, 2020

      Hi Vidor.
      The source is a DVD released by a company called Sena, now most likely OOP, there are not many prints available out there for this movie and I’d say most likely they are all the same (also censored).

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