The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. Read More »
Tag Archives: Icelandic
Children (2006) Ragnar Bragason, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Drama
Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Read More »
Salt (2003) Bradley Rust Gray, Brynja Þóra Guðnadóttir, Davíð Örn Halldórsson, Melkorka Huldudóttir, Drama, Romance
A young girl from a tiny fishing village in a remote corner of Iceland falls in love with her sister’s boyfriend. Read More »
Tár úr steini / Tears of Stone (1995) Hilmar Oddsson, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Ruth Olafsdottir, Winfried Wagner, Biography, Drama
Germany in the 1930s. Jón Leifs has a promising future when he falls in love with and marries a Jewish girl, Annie Riethof. Read More »
Jitters / Órói (2010) Baldvin Zophoníasson, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Ilva Holmes, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Drama, Romance
A 16-year old Icelandic boy’s first kiss with another boy gives him “jitters”–feelings he can’t deny. Read More »
Ungfrúin góða og húsið / The Honour of the House (1999) Guðný Halldórsdóttir, Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir, Ragnhildur Gísladóttir, Agneta Ekmanner, Drama
A hypocritical and selfish older sister holds power over her younger, unselfish and humanitarian sister by hiding the shame of her younger sister’s pregnancy Read More »
Stella í framboði / Stella For Office (2002) Guðný Halldórsdóttir, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Þórhallur Sigurðsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Comedy
Stella, the Icelandic housewife from Stella on Holiday, goes for office. One of the greatest box office hits in the history of Icelandic cinema. Read More »
Life in a Fishbowl / Vonarstræti (2014) Baldvin Zophoníasson, Hera Hilmar, Thor Kristjansson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Drama
Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and drinks himself to death over a twenty-year period.
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Witchcraft / Myrkrahöfðinginn (1999) Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Hallgrímur H. Helgason, Stefan Jorgen, Drama
The young and fanatical Jon is appointed pastor to a remote church in 17th century Iceland. As is custom, he marries the widow of his predecessor, a woman much older than he is. He is ardent in his fight against Satan, and the villagers don’t dare to question his authority. When he falls for a beautiful young woman, Jon is convinced witchcraft is at work, and his crusade leads to cruel executions of innocent people. The stronger his lust, the deeper his madness drives him in his religious fervor.
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Eldfjall / Volcano (2011) Rúnar Rúnarsson, Auður Drauma Bachmann, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Kristín Davíðsdóttir, Drama
Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
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