Work in Progress


Fifteen past seven

Einar Þór Gunnlaugsson

The 1955 strike in Reykjavík was one of the hardest-hitting strikes in the Iceland's history. Trade unions stressed social rights but political currents were often ruled by the Cold War. Reykjavík was an active and a growing cultural city which experienced increasing import of unseen luxuries but also full-fledged poverty. The city has never experienced such a siege.

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Ischa Clissen, Dorus Masure

For centuries the inhabitants of an Icelandic village Vík í Mýrdal maintained a mystique relationship with the volcano ‘Katla'. However, today the volcano is a lure for tourists and bolsters the economic prosperity. The film KATLA explores the ambiguity where villagers, in their search for wealth, become strangers in their own habitat. 

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Adventure on horseback

Árni Gunnarsson

Þórgunnur (15-year) crosses the highland on horseback to take part in the national horse championship. On the journey she copes with difficult conditions with help from her horse. The mutual trust of horse and rider.. much like the competition that awaits.

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The Tower

Ísold Uggadóttir

In Iceland, within the walls of the world's smallest Catholic diocese, led by the Dutch Montfort order, a great tragedy was kept under wraps for decades.

Cracks began to form in these walls in 2008 after a German Catholic school teacher in Reykjavík was found dead on the children's playground. 

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Guy Davidi

'Senseless' is about growing up in a society where you are born to become a soldier and by that to fulfil the social obligation of the military service weather you fit into it or you don’t.

The film is told with a voice over based on personal letters and secret diaries of soldiers who died in the army. We follow the struggles and inner life of these young soldiers reflecting over the life they. They take us into a world of alienation and doubts, when you are being pressured, even forced to compromise your values and your sensitivity.

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Godmother of Rock

Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir

The Godmother of Rock – aka Andrea is a DJ in her 70s who lives her own lifestyle and doesn’t care what is expected of people her age. The film follows her for 24 hours while using reflections to weave a picture of this rock icon, her challenges and philosophy in life. Three generations of women; the grandmother, the daughter and the grandchild tell the story.

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Storm Alerts

Bergur Bernburg

Storm Alerts is a dramatic journey into the unknown territories of the human mind. A genius Nordic scholar that has enjoyed major achievements in his field suddenly needs to reconsider his life. Illness strikes him and he needs to make a new contract with himself. He becomes the explorer of his own mind. 

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Lie in Wait

Lúðvík Páll Lúðvíksson

A story about a man wanting to save the great whales of the world and in his process of saving the gentle giants he in turn
became a ruthless eco-terrorist.

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When we Dance

Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir

A feature length documentary about a journey of creativity when Icelandic - Italian musician Emilíana Torrini collaborates with Belgian band, The Colorist Orchestra.

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Gunnar Gunnarsson, writer

Júlíus Kemp

Shortly before the Swedish Academy was to announce the winner of the Nobel prize in literature in 1955 the Icelandic novelist Gunnar Gunnarsson received a telegram from his publisher in Sweden asking to send him a portrait and a short biography ASAP. It seemed apparent that Gunnar was about to be handed this prestigious honour. But was he?

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