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by Margret Run


At the age of 12 Sölvi is a homeless orphan in an isolated and poor parish in the north of Iceland. He dreams of becoming the greatest man in Iceland. Despite his hopeless situation he is determined to make his dream come true. According to the Danish colonial rule, vagrancy is a crime, but Sölvi goes on the road in search of opportunities, education and adventure. He is in love with life, art and beauty. He paints and draws, his creations come alive in his mind. He writes poetry and lays the foundation of his own philosophy.

international title: Solon Islandus
original title: Solon Islandus
country: Iceland, Germany
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Margret Run
screenplay: Klaus Richter, Margret Run
producer: Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, Edgar Reiz
production: Icelandic Film Corporation, Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion GmbH, Filmstiftung NRW, FFF Nachwuschförderung (DE)
backing: Icelandic Film Centre + Icelandic Film Fund
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