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  • Kristín Jóhannesdóttir – Svo á jörðu sem á himni AKA As in Heaven (1992)

    1991-2000ArthouseFantasyIcelandKristín Jóhannesdóttir

    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 »

  • Ágúst Guðmundsson – Útlaginn AKA Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981)

    1981-1990Ágúst GuðmundssonCrimeDramaIceland

    From an authentic Viking saga, Outlaw tells the story of a family blood feud, set in 10th century Iceland.

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    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 »

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