Director: Grímur Hákonarson

Islandija, 2007, 20min., drama
“Wrestling“ is a short film by Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson. It is a love story about two gay wrestlers Elnar (Björn Ingi Hilmarsson) and Denni (Halldór Gylfason). Living in rural Iceland, they must keep their relationship a secret from the inner world of Iceland's national and very macho sport. The film focuses on how they grapple with their love for one another. Enriched with subtle humour and breathtaking Icelandic scenery, it is a universal love story about ordinary people.

“Best Short“ – Milan International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2008.


Section: Nordic Sounds in Film

Screenplay: Grímur Hákonarson

Dir. of Photography: Gunnar Heidar

Cast: Halldór Gylfason, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson, Helga Braga Jonsdottir, Maria Gudmundsdottir