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LOBSTER SOUP selected for San Sebastian Film Festival

Lobster Soup, the Spanish/Icelandic/Lithuanian documentary directed by Pepe Andreu and Rafael Molés, has been selected as the Closing Night Film in the Zinemira section at the prestigious San Sebastian International Film Festival. The festival will take place in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, from September 18 - 26.

Every morning Krilli prepares the myriad ingredients required to make the lobster soup at the Bryggjan café, a tiny eatery in Iceland's dullest town, Grindavík. His wife helps him in the kitchen and yearns to return to Reykjavík. In the café, Krilli's brother Alli sits with the old fishermen, the last boxer in Iceland and the translator of Don Quixote into Icelandic. Every day they find a new answer to the world's problems. Once a month the neighbors meet at the Bryggjan café to remember those who died in Grindavík and pronounce their names. Four crazy musicians play jazz. A few lost tourists turn up at the fishing harbor and are captivated by the atmosphere in the café. Real people, they think. A real place. On the other side of the mountain is the Blue Lagoon, the island's great attraction. People from all over the world come in fascination to see the volcanoes, the ice and the genesis of the Earth. But now the mountain, the tourists and the lava field seem to increasingly push the whole town towards the sea. 

Lobster Soup is directed by Pepe Andreu and Rafael Molés, and written by Andreu, Molés, Ólafur Rögnvaldsson og Arunas Matelis. It is produced by Andreu and Molés for Suica Films, and coproduced by José Luis Rubio for Rec Grabaketa Estudioa, Ólafur Rögnvaldsson for Axfilms and Algimanté Mateliene for Studio Nominum.

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