Culture

The poster for the film Borgríki II.

‘City State 2’ Shoots Straight to Top

The Icelandic film Borgríki II ( City State 2 ), which premiered on Friday, shot straight to the top of the Icelandic box office, pushing U.S. director David Fincher’s Gone Girl from the number one spot.
FM Belfast at Iceland Airwaves 2013.

Iceland Airwaves Announces Off-Venue Program

Organizers of the Iceland Airwaves music festival released the off-venue program yesterday. With 675 performances at 52 locations, it’s the biggest off-venue program to date. Airwaves will start in Iceland’s capital on November 5. The first off-venue concerts take place on November 3.
Iceland Review 0514 cover

New Issue of Iceland Review Out

The October-December issue of Iceland Review magazine is out. The issue includes a lengthy feature about the Holuhraun eruption by volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson accompanied by images by Páll Stefánsson.
Kitty Von-Sometime in Opus/You Again

Artist’s Glacier Video Garners Attention

An ambitious collaborative art film, OPUS/YOU AGAIN, made by performance artist Kitty Von-Sometime and band Árstíðir has been released. Shot on Iceland’s second-largest glacier Langjökull, the video features a 160-kilo (350-pound) ice sculpture.

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