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Acting on a Dream

Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir, Anna Þóra Steinþórsdóttir

Based on a theatrical therapeutic experiment, Edna Lupita uses her skills as an actress and a theater director to investigate her own life story, striving to connect her past to her present, her mental illness, and her suicidal thoughts. What will she discover? 

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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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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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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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Raise the bar

Guðjón Ragnarsson

A girls' basketball team aims to break down cultural barriers. Their training program is intense and controversial, and they are led by an overqualified and unusual coach who constantly raises the bar. The team achieves remarkable results and the girls are becoming strong, independent, and are ready to change the world. But is the world ready?

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Senseless

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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Síðasta verk Gunnar

Mathias Skaarup Schmidt

A documentary on family, heritage and Icelandic design.

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Storm Alerts

Bergur Bernburg

Storm Alerts is a docudrama that focuses on an exceptionally gifted and intelligent homosexual man in his prime who all of a sudden finds himself standing at a peculiar crossroads in his life. A doorway to another dimension is flung open and he's faced with a choice. Storm Alerts is a forensic investigation into the unknown territories of the human mind.

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The Circus Director

Titti Johnson, Helgi Felixson

You can be good at jumping from high altitudes but terrified to say; I love you. What would the world look like if we didn’t let fear stop us? What would the world look like if we stopped taking risks altogether? Tilde Björfors is artistic leader and founder of Circus Cirkör whose performances have been seen by 2,5 million people worldwide.

Tilde’s vision is to change the world with contemporary circus.

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The story behind history

Marteinn Þórsson

Jóhann Sigmarsson is an artist who has come from the world of movie making to furniture design and sculpturing. Through his work in the Eqatorial Memeorial Project his followed and exposed until the opening of his exposition in UNESCO headquarters

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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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Woods Grew Here Once

Ásdís Thoroddsen

The documentary Woods Once Grew Here is about forests in Iceland; the erosion of the forest, the exploitation and ultimately reforesting and rewildng of forests. The country itself would be central to the film. Scientists, foresters and farmers would tell the story. It would follow as simple a timeline as possible. It will have the pictural style of flowing and lyrical mood where wide shoots will be contrasted with macro-shots. The music will be choir singing combined with natural sounds.

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