Barbara


2h 23m 1997

Brief Synopsis

In 1760, Poul arrives in the Faroe Islands as the new pastor. He meets the free spirit Barbara, who at 28 is already a widow twice over. Both of her previous husbands were the islands' pastors, and her reputation is somewhat dubious. Shortly after Poul's arrival, some warships dock in town briefly.

Film Details

Release Date
1997
Production Company
Danish Film Institute (Dfi); Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film; SF Studios; Swedish Film Institute

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 23m

Synopsis

In 1760, Poul arrives in the Faroe Islands as the new pastor. He meets the free spirit Barbara, who at 28 is already a widow twice over. Both of her previous husbands were the islands' pastors, and her reputation is somewhat dubious. Shortly after Poul's arrival, some warships dock in town briefly. Barbara and some other women have fun with the sailors, much to the disapproval of the townspeople. Several women are left pregnant. But Poul cannot resist Barbara's charms, and decides to make an honest woman of her. When another young man arrives on the island, though, it seems unlikely that Poul has 'tamed' his bride.

Film Details

Release Date
1997
Production Company
Danish Film Institute (Dfi); Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film; SF Studios; Swedish Film Institute

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 23m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States February 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 6, 1998.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1998.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 6, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.)