Children (2006 film)
Children (Icelandic: Börn ( pronunciation )) is a 2006 Icelandic film. The film was highly acclaimed and won several Edda Awards. The film was also submitted as Iceland's official entry to the Academy Awards foreign film section. The film is set in the Breiðholt suburb of the Icelandic capital, and portrays a grittiness which is in "stark contrast to the tourist-friendly portrayal of Reykjavík.
The plot centers around single nurse Karaitas (Nína Dögg Fillipusdóttir), her son, Guðumund (Andri Snær Helgason), who only plays with schizophrenic family friend, Marino (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), and criminal father Garðar (Gísli Örn Garðarsson) and his conflicts which lead to the near death beating of twin brother Georg.
Karaitas lives in a housing project in Fell (Upper-Breiðholt), Reykjavík and is struggling to take care of her children with her ex-husband trying to take custody of her kids. Garðar (Gísli Örn Garðarsson), who is struggling to wanting to change from his criminal life lives in Lower-Breiðholt and decides it's time to try and connect with his son. But, when he tries to change he realizes it can be harder than he thinks.