Ljósband Filmworks

7 years

Michael Apted's legendary Up-series has been lovingly imitated the world over, from Japan to the Americas, and in every European backwater in between. This is the Icelandic attempt: 7 girls and 7 boys who just started the third grade speak their mind; from playground politics to foreign wars, favorite toys to the very roots of happiness, financial meltdowns, art, god, love and death - even the ancient Egyptians get a thorough mention.

From all over Iceland and drastically different backgrounds, each child has its own take on the Icelandic experience. Every seven years from now, the filmmakers will revisit the children to see how time and fate shapes them, but this first installment stands tall on its own.