The west Coast of Iceland, late summer 1936. On a desolate farm, believed to be cursed since the 14th century, a tragic fate is about to befall the French exploration ship Pourquoi-pas. When the ship is wrecked just offshore it seems the crew is witnessing the old curse in full force. Hrefna, a young girl on the farm, projects herself and her family, with all the power of a child’s imagination, back to the 14th century in order to change the course of destiny.Read More »
PLOT: In the late 19th century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph its people. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, the mission and morality.Read More »
2001-2010Baltasar KormákurCrimeIcelandMysteryNordic Noir
A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.Read More »
2001-2010DramaGuðmundur Arnar GuðmundssonIcelandShort Film
The film shows a strong bond between two brothers who live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey marking a turning point in the brothers’ lives.The film shows a pure love story between two brothers who live in a remote Icelandic fjord with their parents. When the younger brother a little boy witnesses a life or death moment involving his big brother it sets in motion the possibility of either a great tragedy or a turning point to better times in the brothers’ lives.Read More »
Haunted by the indelible mark of loss and silent grief, sad-eyed María and her taciturn husband, Ingvar, seek solace in back-breaking work and the demanding schedule at their sheep farm in the remote, harsh, wind-swept landscapes of mountainous Iceland. Then, with their relationship hanging on by a thread, something unexplainable happens, and just like that, happiness blesses the couple’s grim household once more. Now, as a painful ending gives birth to a new beginning, Ingvar’s troubled brother, Pétur, arrives at the farmhouse, threatening María and Ingvar’s delicate, newfound bliss. But, nature’s gifts demand sacrifice. How far are ecstatic María and Ingvar willing to go in the name of love?Read More »
A handful of idealistic twenty-somethings discover love and trust isn’t always enough in this period drama from writer and director Gudny Halldorsdottir. It’s the early Seventies, and law student Selma wants to do more than simply defend people in court; she’s eager to make a difference in the lives of others, and when her boyfriend Bloffi joins the staff of Vedramot, a home for delinquent teenagers with emotional issues, she leaves school to work beside him. Selma, Bloffi and their friends believe that an open environment where the young inmates have the opportunity to discuss their feelings and the circumstances that led them into a life of crime will do more good than traditional disciplinary techniques. However, not all the youngsters at Vedramot respond to this laid-back approach, and Disa, a product of a severely abusive home, openly encourages the other teens to flout the few rules they’re asked to follow. In time, conflicts between the staff and the students escalate into violence, leading to tragedy and bloodshed. Vedramot (aka The Quiet Storm) was inspired in part by Halldorsdottir’s own experiences working at a home for underage offenders in the Seventies.Read More »
The beautiful Sirsa has decided to try and forget her true love, the wild and romantic Ivar, choosing instead to marry Harald, son of the most important family on the island.
Never been released on DVD.Read More »
This is a tragicomic story of lone rebel Boddi Steingrimsson who lives in a small town in Northern Iceland. Boddi hates materialistic modern society in its entirety and on his blog-page he comically criticizes everything and everyone. Before long he has become an outlaw in his own hometown, just like his viking hero, Grettir. After a series of dramatic mishaps, he snaps and goes riding down south to the big city on his sturdy steed Nietzsche. He has got a gun in his pocket and is ready for the revolution.Read More »
From an authentic Viking saga, Outlaw tells the story of a family blood feud, set in 10th century Iceland.
After decades of phony Hollywood Vikings, you can finally see the real thing if this film ever makes it to video or DVD. It is made in Iceland, with Icelandic dialog, and captures the authentic speech and flavor of the sagas: the understatement, occasional grim humor, and slow nursing of grudges over the long winters until they flower into blood feuds. The film also shows the strong bonds of loyalty and affection that held families and clans together, and the painfully developed methods of negotiating settlements that prevented the medieval Icelanders from wiping each other out completely. Indispensable for those who love the Icelandic sagas.Read More »