Driving Mum the Black Comedy Road Trip from Director Hilmar Oddsson

Ursus Parvus have released the new trailer and poster for their upcoming black comedy road trip movie, Driving Mum, which is in Official Competition and will celebrate its World Premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival on 19 November. The film is also one of the chosen ‘2022 Industry Selects’ at TIFF.

Driving Mum, an Icelandic/Estonian co-production, is directed by Hilmar Oddsson and stars Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson (Noi the Albino), Kristbjörg Kjeld (Alma), Hera Hilmar (Mortal Engines, See) and Tómas Lemarquis (Blade Runner 2049).

When Jon’s mother, the single most dominant person in his life passes away, his anchor is gone. Compelled to honour her last wish, he takes on a journey to bring the body across Iceland to her home village for the final rest. As they travel on, Jon’s whole existence obtains a new meaning.

Ursus Parvus Producer, Hlin Johannesdottir, said “Both Hilmar Oddsson and myself feel delighted and honoured to have Driving Mum selected for the main competition at Black Nights festival and to have its world premiere in Tallinn. We had Estonian talent involved in the production and this will be a perfect venue for the film to start its journey to the audiences.

Brett Walker and partner Miguel Angel Govea, of alief, agree, “Driving Mum is a heart-wrenchingly funny cinematic feast -in exquisite black & white- that arthouse audiences are yearning and will feast upon. We are truly happy with this feel-good, late at life ‘coming-of-age’ tall tale.

Driving Mum celebrates its World Premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival on 19 November