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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1995 - 29 July.5 August

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Emil is eight years old and although living with his parents he would prefer to be living in the mountains with his grandfather. The old man has lived alone there since the death of his dog Skundi and cannot bear the thought of finding another dog to take his place. Emil’s parents have no time for their son and the boy thinks back nostalgically to earlier times when all three used to go rambling in the mountains and daydream and make up fantastic stories. The only thing the child wants is to have his own dog but his father refuses to have an animal in the house. Underterred Emil decides to find a job and scrape together the money to buy a pup chosen from kennels. Having saved the sum necessary he chooses a dog but his father is adamant. Emil has no alternative but to take the new Skundi with him to his grandfather’s...

Original Title Skyjahöllin
Italian Title Castelli in aria
Category Official Competition
Section Childhood screens
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 83'
Production Year 1994
Nationality Denmark, Germany, Iceland
Directed by Thorsteinn Jónsson
Screenplay Guðmundur Ólafsson
Main cast Kári Gunnarsson, Guðrún Gísladóttir, Hjalti Rögnvaldsson

 regista Thorsteinn JonssonTHORSTEINN JÓNSSON

Þorsteinn Jónsson was born in 1946. He is a director and writer, known for Punktur punktur komma strik (1980) and Atómstöðin (1984).