26 Minutes, 35mm, 2012, New York City
with Darri Ingolfsson, Ken Forman, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart and Lorena Martinez
Naïve and determined, Gunnar (Darri Ingolfsson) comes from Iceland to New York City. He has no social security number, but a dream. Gunnar is silently observing the crowd, taking pictures of strangers and flirting with a waitress who has betrayed her dream in order to survive.
Attending English language classes, Gunnar gets soaked in the world of people seduced by the American dream – Chinese construction workers, Latin dancers and Nigerian taxi drivers. «America is not a place for cynics», he's told by his English teacher. Will he ever find a way to pay for the privilege to dream?
Based on a short story by Arnon Grunberg
Adapted by Lani-rain Feltham
Cinematography A. Burak Turan
Music by Brent Arnold
Marc Wilkins, Benjamin David Hoffman, John Seabright, Isabelle Haag
Audience Award the Festival Séquence court-métrage Toulous 2013
Prix Special du jury at the Le Nuits Meds 2013
Nomination for Best Casting at the Artois Award by the Casting Society of America.
World Premiere at the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival 2013