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The Granddad

Thorsson’s touching (and sometimes hilarious) film about life at the crossroads and the meaning of it all centers on mild-mannered Guðjón, a father of two who is approaching retirement. When a dream trip to the Canary Islands with his wife doesn’t turn out the way he expects Guðjón is forced to take a good, hard look at his marriage and the inevitable aging process. “This smart cinematic adaptation of director Bjarni Haukur Þórsson’s wildly successful play features spot-on comic timing and an extremely sympathetic performance from Sigurður Sigurjonsson, one of Iceland’s best-known and most versatile actors.”— Screen International.

Genres: Comedy, Drama