Work in Progress

Soviet Barbara

Gaukur Úlfarsson

In 1992, only a week after the fall of the Soviet Union, the American soap opera Santa Barbara became for ordinary Russians a window into the western way of life and immensely popular with the nation. Thirty years later an Icelandic contemporary artist, Ragnar Kjartansson, brings the series to life. 

Original title: Soviet Barbara
English title:
Soviet Barbara

Director: Gaukur Úlfarsson
Script: Gaukur Úlfarsson
Producers: Guðrún Olsen, Gaukur Úlfarsson, Guðni Tómasson

Production company: Ofvitinn

Shooting format: Digital 4K
Scheduled shoot to begin: 2022

Contact: Guðrún Olsen -