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A White, White Day

Hlynur Pálmason

In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

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AgnesCho

Agnes Joy

Silja Hauksdóttir

Rannveig is in the midst of a serious midlife crisis brought on by a dull job, her dead-end marriage, and her rebellious daughter, Agnes. When Hreinn, an actor, moves to their small town to research a role, the entire family falls under his charms, and Rannveig and Agnes are forced to confront new challenges in their relationship.

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Alma

Kristín Jóhannesdóttir

 

After having witnessed her father's brutal murder, three-year-old Alma and her mother fled their war-torn homeland and settled in Iceland. Now, 25 years later, Alma is serving time in a psych ward for murdering her boyfriend, a crime she can't remember. But when she discovers the boyfriend is still alive, Alma decides to escape and kill him after all.

 

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Echo

Rúnar Rúnarsson

While Iceland is getting ready for Christmas, a peculiar atmosphere is falling upon the country leaving people feeling both excited and concerned. In the middle of the countryside, an abandoned farm is burning, in a school a children's choir is singing Christmas carols, in a slaughterhouse chicken are parading along a rail, in a museum a woman is arguing on the phone, in a living room a young girl is making her grandmother trying on her new virtual reality headset. Through 56 scenes, Echo draws a portrait, both bitter and tender, of modern society.

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End of Sentence

End of Sentence

Elfar Adalsteins

Frank embarks on a journey to honor his deceased wife's last wish of having her ashes spread in her native Ireland. Frank's estranged son, recently released from prison, reluctantly agrees to accompany his father, in return for a ticket to  California and a promise of never having to see his father again. As it turns out, their journey together becomes more than both father and son had bargained for.

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Shadow town

Shadowtown

Jón Gústafsson

Maya inherits an old house on the dark side of Reykjavík but decides to sell it. When she goes to Iceland to close the sale, her ancestors start sending her angry messages. She decides to postpone the sale but the buyer gets frustrated and starts playing on Maya's weaknesses. A battle of ghosts and greed ensues, in which family secrets are revealed and lives are endangered. Maya's ancestors try to save her but in the end she must learn to save herself.

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Son of a very important man

Son of a Very Importan Man

Najwa Najjar

Sometimes the most unexpected roads in life are the detours you din't mean to take. A love story about divorce. 

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The County

Grímur Hákonarson

After Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer, loses her husband, she must stand on her own two feet. She decides to start a new life on her own terms and rises up against corruption and injustice in her community.

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The Garden

Ragnar Bragason

Indíana Jónsdóttir lives in a council estate surrounded by immigrants, who she despises, and makes her living preying on the state's welfare system. In her small private garden she tends to her award winning Laburnum tree. When her only son turns up with a foreign girlfriend - Indiana's world is upended.

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