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197 articles available in total starting from 19/09/2002. Last article published on 13/01/2020.

The Vasulka Effect looks back at the lives of the grandparents of video art

The Vasulka Effect looks back at the lives of the grandparents of video art

The new documentary by Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir maps the lives and oeuvre of video-art trailblazers Steina and Woody Vasulka  

13/01 | Production | Funding | Iceland/Czech Republic/Sweden/Denmark

Elfar Aðalsteins’ Summerlight And Then Comes The Night in the works

Elfar Aðalsteins’ Summerlight And Then Comes The Night in the works

The Icelandic director’s sophomore feature is based on Jón Kalman Stefánsson’s successful novel of the same name  

19/12/2019 | Production | Funding | Iceland

Review: Between Heaven and Earth

Review: Between Heaven and Earth

The private becomes political in Najwa Najjar’s interesting third film, as the writer-director takes a deeper look at complicated relationships in the Middle East  

26/11/2019 | Cairo 2019

First Icelandic Netflix Original series, Katla, in the works

First Icelandic Netflix Original series, Katla, in the works

The sci-fi TV series has been co-created by Baltasar Kormákur and Sigurjón Kjartansson for RVK Studios  

14/10/2019 | Television | Iceland

Grímur Hákonarson  • Director of The County

Interview: Grímur Hákonarson • Director of The County

“Corruption is part of this community’s life”

We chatted to Icelandic writer-director Grímur Hákonarson, whose third feature, The County, was presented in Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema section  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: The County

Review: The County

Set in a remote Icelandic village inspired by its real-life counterpart Skagafjörður, Grímur Hákonarson's new feature is the powerful story of a brave woman, and much more besides  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Echo

Review: Echo

Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film is not another Christmas movie  

14/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Rúnar Rúnarsson • Director of Echo

Interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson • Director of Echo

“Making Echo was like jumping into a deep pool in complete darkness”

Cineuropa caught up with Icelandic filmmaker Rúnar Rúnarsson, who is showing his latest film, Echo, at Locarno  

13/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Sara Dosa  • Director of The Seer and the Unseen

Interview: Sara Dosa • Director of The Seer and the Unseen

“In Iceland, magic is normal”

Cineuropa met up with California-based director Sara Dosa to talk about her new Icelandic-US film The Seer and the Unseen after its European premiere at New Horizons  

31/07/2019 | New Horizons 2019

Bruce Lee and the Outlaw wins at the first edition of IceDocs

Bruce Lee and the Outlaw wins at the first edition of IceDocs

Joost Vandeburg's documentary has triumphed at the successful kick-off edition of the IceDocs Film Festival in Akranes, Iceland  

23/07/2019 | Festivals | Iceland