Docs

Beyond Strength

Baldvin Z

 

This is the story of Reynir Örn Leósson, a mysterious outsider with almost supernatural physical strength. It's the story of his difficult upbringing, his world records and other amazing achievements -- and also of the years of heavy drinking that led to his premature death.

 

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Blind Dog

Kristján Lodmfjörd

Blind Dog is a documentary about Birgir Andrésson who died in 2007 at the age of fifty-three. With both parents blind Birgir grew up in a peculiar environment and his unconventional approach to life gained him a successful career as a contemporary visual artist. The film consists of ten individual chapters that cover Birgir's life from beginning to end.

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Bride of Christ

Rakel Gardarsdóttir, Ágústa M. Ólafsdóttir

A unique documentary about the life and thoughts of women who dedicate their lives to the Carmelite convent in Hafnarfjördur, Iceland.

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Challenging the North Atlantic

Margrét Jónasdóttir, Ingvar Thórisson

Four men go on an extreme expedition. They are going to row across the North Atlantic in an open rowing boat thus becoming the first team in the world to accomplish the journey without motors or sails. But this is not easy. Bad weather and changes in crew turn this into a great ordeal.

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DIVE: Rituals in Water

Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir

At a run down pool by the ocean and the mountains, Snorri a pioneer in infant swimming, welcomes babies all day long, six days a week. He has been there for 25 years, the pool becoming a world of its own where babies dive, stand in his palm, sing and are happy.  

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Eat, Grow, Love

Thórdur Jónsson, Heather Millard

We often ask ourselves, What can I do to contribute to a more sustainable society? The filmmakers travel around the world in search of answers to this question. They discover six individuals, each living in very different climates, that are exploring how the principles of permaculture can lead to sustainability.

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FC Kareoki

Herbert Sveinbjörnsson

Iceland's oldest swamp soccer team, FC Kareoki, have participated in the European cup in Isafjordur since it's beginning in 2003. They have never won anything until finally to everyone's surprise, especially their own, they win the cup. In the euphoria of winning a decision is made to go to Finland to participate and win the world cup and become world champions.

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Home Again?

Dögg Mósesdóttir

A mother explores the history of home birth in Iceland and soon finds out she has touched upon a sensitive topic at a time of cut downs in the health care system and questions arise about the role of midwifes in birth and womens rights over their own body in the birthing process. 

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Iceland FC

Róbert Douglas

A look at the culture behind English football in Iceland, how 80% of Icelandic men support a team from another country, the fans that travel from Iceland to watch their favourite teams play every season. The documentary examines how this passion can affect the everyday life of the family, workplace and to what extent the fans go to in order to follow their teams around Europe.

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If These Walls Could Talk....?

Sveinn M. Sveinsson, Helga Guðrún Johnson

A 52 minute documentary about  one of the oldest building in Reykjavík, made from natural rocks 1872,  and the only building in Iceland that was built as a prison until 2016.
The second floor housed the local Police station, the Town Hall and the Supreme Court until 1949. The house was also the home of the prison guards and their families.  

The story will be told by mixing a third person VO and interviews with various people who have come to know the story of and within the building either as prisoners, employees or officials thought the years.  This is also the story of the judiciary system in Iceland from 1874 until this very day. It is very unique that in the center of the capital, in between shops, restaurants and bars, there has been an active prison operating since 1872.

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Little Moscow

Grímur Hákonarson

The town of Neskaupstadur has been undergoing a lot of transitions in recent years. For half a century the town was ruled by socialists and called “Little Moscow”. These days capitalism has taken over, companies have been privatized and a tunnel is being drilled through the mountain that will open the community to the outside world.

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Ljósmál

Einar Thór Gunnlaugsson

The history of Icelandic lighthouse is brief, but it was only in 1878 when the first lighthouse was built on an Icelandic coastline. Lighthouses in Iceland today are a total of 104, in addition to small harbor lighthouses owned and run by local authorities.

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New Hands

Örn Marinó Arnarsson, Thorkell Hardarson

A man who lost his hands in an accident, gets a new pair from a deceased person. It may sound like science-fiction from Hollywood - but this is reality. Gudmundur Felix Gretarsson (b.1974) lost both his arms in an accident while working with high voltage. After a series of operations and infections, the doctors decided to surgically remove the remaining stubs.

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Opus Magni

Steinthór Birgisson

We follow the performance of sequential sculptures by Magnús Pálsson in 2013-2015, woven together with preparatory efforts and toil, errands and discoveries. The artist delves into his own past in the company of his older work, while his road trip with friends through autumn-hued nature moves progressively towards his cottage, Askance, in Dalar county, where the film concludes with a pleasant sigh.

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Out of Thin Air

Dylan Howitt

In 1976 six young people confessed to two violent murders, in a country where such crimes are almost unheard of. This was the biggest criminal investigation Iceland had ever seen, but no bodies were found, there were no apparent motives and no credible witnesses. So why did these young people confess?

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Science of Play

Þórunn Hafstað

Science of Play is an open-ended sensory exploration of a world of play, where the mundane everyday is colourful, futility has the greatest purpose, risk taking is encouraged, and the imagination is given free leash. Told through a story of a unique kindergarten in Iceland that faces closure, this is a film on the importance of play in a society of speed, efficiency, rationality and  safety regulations.

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Shoes Off

Stefanía Thors

Shoes Off is a documentary about the Reykjavík school of housewives, told from the the teachers and students social standpoint.  People may think that a housewife school is a child of it´s past although it´s studies give a deep insight on Icelandic traditions. 

Exploration of femininity and female status in Iceland.

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Spare Parts

Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir

The Last Autumn

Yrsa Roca Fannberg

A desolated farm, far, far up north, where the road literally ends, has been breeding sheep for hundreds of years, and Úlfar, the farmer is as much part of the landscape as Mount Krossnes itself.  This is the  last Autumn that Úlfar and his wife Oddný herd their sheep and with that centuries of traditions and settlement come to an end.

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