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The Bountiful Land

Ásdís Thoroddsen


Elín Methúsalemsdóttir and her family, from the old farm Bustarfell, take us through the history of Icelandic food traditions, from the settlement period to the present day. In the beginning, Icelandic cooking was characterized by scarcity, and Icelanders had to be extremely resourceful with the little that nature provided. Now, however, the Icelandic kitchen exists in the modern world, influenced by immigration, food tourism, and global trends in farming and cuisine.


Original title: Gósenlandið
English title: The Bountiful Land
Language: Icelandic

Director / Screenwriter: Ásdís Thoroddsen
Producer: Ásdís Thoroddsen
Directors of photography: Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson, Hálfdán Theodórsson
Editor: Ásdís Thoroddsen.
Consultant: Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Music: Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir
Sound design: Hallur Ingólfsson
Color correction and composition: Konrád Gylfason
Production company: Gjóla
Contact: Ásdís Thoroddsen (

Length: 90 min.
Production format: Digital HD
Screening format: DCP  
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Scheduled premiere: Autumn 2019     
Production country: Iceland