>101 Reykjavík is a 2000 film set in Reykjavík,
Iceland based on a book of the same name by Hallgrímur Helgason.
It was directed by Baltasar Kormákur and stars Victoria Abril
and Hilmir Snær Guðnason. The name of the film is taken from the postal code
for down-town Reykjavík, “the old city”.
The film won nine B-class film awards and received ten nominations
most notably winning the Discovery Film Award
at the Toronto International Film Festival.
About the film
- Production Company: 101 Ltd.
- In Partnership With: Filmhuset Produksjoner AS, Liberator Productions, Zentropa Entertainments, Troika Entertainment
- Supported by: Icelandic Film Fund, Eurimages
There they are… my mother the lesbian, and my father the boozer. What am I then? The offspring of a lesbian and a boozer? It’s like two birds of different species. The lesbian bird and the boozer bird. The boozer is a wetland bird. He’s rather heavy… and needs a good run-up to get off the ground. He can fly for a long time and has good stamina. Several weeks may pass by before he gets back on the ground. In between he lies low and goes on the defensive. Especially for the first days after landing. The lesbian. Unlike the boozer… the lesbian is a relative newcomer to Icelandic nature. She is thought to have migrated from Denmark and Britain. Her only contact with the male bird is during conception. In recent years we have witnessed cases of male birds… who are unable to fly at all. The offspring of a boozer and a lesbian is the Hlynur… an unusually slow developer that can’t fly… and remains with his mother for the first 30 years. The Hlynur is defensive by nature, but harmless.