Based on an astonishing true incident, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable scientific phenomenon and a national hero.
|April 29, 2013||10:00 AM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|May 17, 2013||12:00 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
|May 18, 2013||12:30 PM||Egyptian Theatre||Date has passed|
|May 19, 2013||9:00 PM||Egyptian Theatre||Date has passed|
This real-life survival tale offers a powerful, authentically elemental depiction of an incident that still haunts the Icelandic psyche. When the rusty fishing trawler Breki sets out to sea off the Westman Islands in March 1984, an accident causes the boat to capsize in rough waters. The entire crew is swept overboard into the cold, dark Atlantic. To the horror of the shy, portly, 20-something crewman Gulli, the others quickly succumb to the elements—including his best friend, Palli. Calmed and comforted by a seagull wheeling above him, Gulli (Ólafur Darri Ólafssen) swims and talks to stay alive, telling the bird about the unfinished business that he wishes that he could live to complete. Gulli miraculously survives six hours in the freezing ocean, ultimately reaching safety. A story told without the use of computer graphics or special effects, The Deep is an Icelandic spin on a classic survival tale, in which hope and perseverance combat brutal, frozen elements.
Baltasar Kormákur is one of Iceland’s most popular actors. He started his own theater and has also directed productions for the National Theatre of Iceland.
Sponsored in part by Seattle-Reykjavik Sister City Association, Muckleshoot Tribe
|Principal Cast:||Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhann G. Jóhannsson, Björn Thors,Theódór Júlíusson, Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir|
|Running Time:||95 minutes|
|Producer:||Agnes Johansen, Baltasar Kormákur|
|Screenplay:||Jón Atli Jónasson, Baltasar Kormákur|
|Editors:||Sverrir Kristjansson, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir|
|Music:||Ben Frost, Daníel Bjarnason|
|Awards:||Official Oscar Submission 2012 (Foreign Language Film); Edda Awards 2013 (Best Film, Director, Actor, Cinematography, Editing, Music, Visual Effects)|
|Filmography:||Contraband (2012); Inhale (2010); Brúðguminn (2008); Jar City (2006); A Little Trip to Heaven (2005); The Sea (2002); 101 Reykjavík (2000)|