Driving Mum

Á Ferð með Mömmu

Hilmar Oddsson’s beautiful Icelandic odyssey

★★★★★
“It excels in storytelling, photography, acting and – first and foremost – lyrical freedom…an instant classic.”
Victor Fraga, DMovies

★★★★ “This film hits just about every sweet spot possible.”
Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

★★★★★ “Hilmar Oddsson’s award-winning film Driving Mum is pitch-perfect…pure delight.”
Sarah Kent, The Arts Desk

WINNER, Grand Prix, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2022
WINNER, Best Original Score, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2022

★★★★ Eye For Film
★★★★ Kino-Zeit

Find out where to see it in cinemas and watch on Curzon Home Cinema.

Hilmar Oddsson’s darkly comedic road movie is a bewitching 1980-set odyssey of self-discovery and acceptance across the beautifully photographed landscapes of Iceland.

Middle-aged and disappointed, Jón (Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson) spends his days knitting and listening to the radio with his domineering elderly mother (Kristbjörg Kjeld) on their rural Icelandic farmstead.

With his life overtaken with looking after his home and his mother’s needs, Jón’s isolated world is upended when she suddenly passes away. But having left him a series of instructions to follow upon her death, Jón sets out on a journey across Iceland to honour her final wishes – including being buried in Eyrarbakki, her home village.

Strapping her into his Ford Cortina, and with the beloved (and scene-stealing) family dog Brezhnev in tow, Jón sets off on his strange odyssey. With his late mum still relentlessly nagging him from the back seat, he meets a variety of peculiar and charming strangers en route, and encounters some ghosts from his past too…

Beautifully filmed in crisp black and white, Driving Mum is a heartwarming, emotional film with a fantastic central performance from Gunnarsson.

Released in the UK & Ireland in cinemas and Curzon Home Cinema from Friday 1st March 2024

  • Original title: Á Ferð með Mömmu
  • Director: Hilmar Oddsson
  • Country: Iceland/Estonia
  • Year: 2022
  • Duration: 112 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy / Drama
  • Language: Icelandic with English subtitles
  • Production company: Ursus Parvus
  • Cert: 12A

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APRIL

Totnes Cinema  |  From Friday 5th April (livestreamed director introduction Sunday 14th April)

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes  |  From Friday 12th April

Rheged, Penrith  |  Saturday 13th April BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Corn Exchange, Wallingford  |  Sunday 14th April

Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth  |  From Monday 15th April

Mareel, Lerwick  |  From Sunday 21st April

Rex Cinema, Berkhamstead  |  Monday 22nd April

Courtyard Cinema, Hereford  |  Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th April

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  From Friday 26th April

Regal Cinema, Fordingbridge  |  Friday 26th April

 

MAY

Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth  |  Friday 17th May

David Lean Cinema, Croydon  |  Tuesday 21st May

Whale Theatre, Greystones, Co. Wicklow  |  Thursday 30th May

 

JUNE

Magic Lantern Cinema  |  Wednesday 5th & Sunday 9th June

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea  |  Tuesday 11th June

 

 

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

Curzon Camden, London  |  From Friday 1st March
Showroom, Sheffield  |  From Friday 1st March
Forum Cinema, Hexham  |  Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th March
HOME, Manchester  |  From Friday 8th March
Filmhouse, Newlyn  |  From Friday 8th March
The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury  |  Saturday 9th March
Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek  |  Tuesday 12th March
Leigh Film Factory  |  Tuesday 12th March
Plymouth Arts Cinema  |  From Friday 15th March
Phoenix, Leicester  |  From Friday 15th March
Ilkley Cinema  |  From Friday 15th March
Filmhouse, Newlyn  |  From Friday 15th March CONTINUES
Buxton Film  |  Monday 18th March
Curzon Kingston, London  |  Wednesday 20th March
Curzon Aldgate, London  |  Wednesday 20th March
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Curzon Canterbury  |  Wednesday 20th March
Curzon Knutsford  |  Wednesday 20th March
Curzon Oxford  |  Wednesday 20th March
Curzon Richmond  |  Wednesday 20th March
Curzon Sheffield  |  Wednesday 20th March
Curzon Victoria, London  |  Wednesday 20th March
Curzon Wimbledon, London  |  Wednesday 20th March
Chichester Cinema at New Park, Chichester  |  From Friday 22nd March
Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds  |  From Friday 22nd March
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal  |  From Friday 22nd March
Rheged, Penrith  |  From Friday 22nd March
Phoenix Cinema, Kirkwall, Orkney  |  Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th March
Phoenix, Exeter  |  From Friday 29th March
Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford  |  From Friday 29th March
Tavistock Wharf, Tavistock  |  From Friday 29th March
Phoenix, Oban  |  From Friday 29th March
Firstsite, Colchester  |  Saturday 30th March
Barn Cinema, Dartington  |  From Tuesday 2nd April
Eden Court, Inverness  |  From Tuesday 2nd April
Cromarty Cinema  |  Tuesday 2nd April
Kinokulture, Oswestry  |  Thursday 4th April
King Street Cinema, Ipswich  |  From Friday 5th April
QUAD, Derby  |  From Friday 5th April
Wetherby Cinema  |  From Friday 5th April
Dundee Contemporary Arts  |  From Friday 5th April
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries  |  Tuesday 9th April

 

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★★★★★

“It excels in storytelling, photography, acting and – first and foremost – lyrical freedom…an instant classic.”

Victor Fraga
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