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Children's Island

1980 film directed by Kay Pollak

Children's Island

Released 25 December 1980 (42 years, 9 months ago)

Director Kay Pollak
Duration 108 minutes
Genre coming-of-age story and drama film
Composer Per Carleson
Country of origin Sweden
Screenwriter Kay Pollak
Producer Bengt Forslund

About Children's Island

Children's Island (Swedish: Barnens ö) is a Swedish Drama Film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 25 December 1980, directed by Kay Pollak, starring Thomas Fryk and Ingvar Hirdwall. It is based on the novel of the same name by P. C. Jersild. Filming took place between July and October 1979. It won Sweden’s most prestigious film prize, the Guldbagge, when it was released in 1980 and was Sweden’s official selection for the 54th Academy Awards. The film became controversial in Australia, being banned in 2014, over thirty years after its original release.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


95 years, 4 months, 4 days


78 years, 5 months, 29 days

Born first

17 October 1908

Died first

27 May 1988

Born last

18 April 1945

Died last

6 April 2023