The Homecoming

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Keista, koks žmogus būni aklas. Tiek metų praleidai dirbdamas. Ilgus metus dieną naktį dirbau. Ir kas iš to? Ką iš to gavau?

Gunnar, a sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books lives in a beautiful house with Dísa, his wife of thirty years. Despite his expertise, their relationship is on the rocks and their attitude towards one another is becoming increasingly resentful and bitter. Their 25-year-old son and only child, David, comes back from a holiday with a new girlfriend, Sunna. Gunnar is forced to face a dark secret. Although his life’s work has been to instruct others on how to work through their problems, he seems incapable of dealing with his own dilemma.

Björn Hlynur Haraldsson

Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, born in 1974, is an actor, writer and director of film and stage. He graduated from the Icelandic Drama Academy in 2001 and is co-founder of Vesturport, Iceland’s theatre and film company. Film and TV credits as an actor include Fortitude (2015), The Borgias (2011-2013) and Jar City (2006) along with many Icelandic films and TV series. He wrote and directed the short film Korrir. in 2011. The Homecoming is his feature debut.