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The Home Game

Directed by Logi Sigursveinsson, Smari Gunn
79 minutes
All Ages
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An Audience Award winner around the world, this feel-good doc is Iceland’s answer to Welcome to Wrexham. One plucky Icelander is determined to stage a soccer match in his tiny fishing village by an active volcano.

The fishing village of Hellissandur on Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula has a population of just 369. In the 1990s, coach Vidar decided to build a regulation soccer pitch on the edge of an old lava flow, so a local team could compete in Iceland’s FA Cup. Sadly, despite building the pitch, the dream game never materialised. So he’s taken up golf. Now his son has picked up the challenge, tackling middle-age spread, bureaucracy and frozen pitches as he rallies the community. This Ken Loach meets Field of Dreams underdog yarn is utterly charming, full of humour and bulldog tenacity.

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Hellissandur’s lovely pitch – this striking rectangle of green amidst an otherwise barren, frozen tundra – is a potent symbol of the community’s resilience as they prepare for this match, knowing the odds are against them
Tim Grierson, Screen International
The narrative in this documentary is incredible for a true story and it reaches heights that traditional underdog fiction films don’t always reach. The Home Game manages to evoke tremendous excitement as well as it manages to be ridiculously funny
Kolbeinn Rastrick, Rás 1 Radio Iceland

Special Guest

Logi Sigursveinsson
Logi Sigursveinsson is a filmmaker, cinematographer, editor, and VFX artist based in Kópavogur. Working across features, documentaries, and music videos, he is a graduate of Icelandic Film School, where he studied screenwriting and directing. Sigursveinsson’s graduation film Bjarnarblú won the Best Film Award at Northern Wave Film Festival in Iceland.


Sat 8 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 9
Assisted Listening
Past Event Cancel
Sun 9 Jun
Palace Norton Street - Cinema 3
Assisted Listening
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Original Title
All Ages
In Icelandic and English with English subtitles
Logi Sigursveinsson, Smari Gunn
Stephanie Thorpe, Heather Millard, Elfar Adalsteins, Freyja Kristinsdóttir
Stephanie Thorpe, Smari Gunn
Logi Sigursveinsson
Logi Sigursveinsson, Smari Gunn
Australian Premiere
Documentary, Sport, Festival Award Winners, Scandinavia
Company Credits
Sales Agent: MetFilm Sales
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