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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.

From Iceland Airwaves in 2013.

Iceland Airwaves Sells Out

Tickets to the 2014 Iceland Airwaves music festival, which will be held for the 16th time in Reykjavík this year, from November 5 to 9, have now sold out, as announced in a press release yesterday.

Books store Reykjavík

Reykjavík Reads Festival Kicks Off

The Reykjavík Reads festival, hosted by Reykjavík City of Literature, was launched by city mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson by ‘releasing’ the short story Dýrið (‘Animal’) from a lunch box in Kringlan mall yesterday.

University of Iceland

European Language Day Celebrated in Iceland

The European Day of Languages was celebrated in Iceland on Friday, among other things with a symposium at the University of Iceland. Auður Hauksdóttir, lecturer in the Danish language, stated that Icelandic students don’t learn enough languages.

From the documentary Salóme.

Best Nordic Documentary Award for Icelandic Film Salóme

The documentary film Salóme by director Yrsa Roca Fannberg won the Best Nordic Documentary Award at the recent Nordisk Panorama festival for Nordic short films and documentaries in Malmö, Sweden. This is the first time that an Icelandic movie won this prize.

Ruben Östlund

Ruben Östlund RIFF Guest of Honor

Swedish film director Ruben Östlund will be a guest of honor at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), which starts on Thursday.

Icelandic filmmaker Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.

New Film Festival to Launch in Reykjavík

A new film festival, led by Icelandic film director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, will be launched in Reykjavík this winter. The festival aims to showcase the country as a key destination for foreign film and television shoots as well as shine a spotlight on local talent.

A poster for play Segulsvið.

All-Icelandic Theater Winter

For the first time in its history, Þjóðleikhúsið, the Icelandic National Theater, presents an all-Icelandic winter season schedule: all plays premiered are in Icelandic.

Birthday cake.

Icelandic Siblings Turn 1,000 Years Old

The 16 siblings from the farm Kjóastaðir in Biskupstungur, South Iceland, the oldest of whom is 73 and the youngest of whom, Sigríður Jónasdóttir, turned 48 on Tuesday, have reached the milestone of becoming 1,000 years old when their ages are combined.

From the film Boyhood.

RIFF Releases 2014 Program

The Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) released its 2014 program at a press conference yesterday. The event, which this year takes place between September 25 and October 5, showcases over 100 dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries.

Vonarstræti film poster

Two Icelandic Films among EFA Selection

Two Icelandic films, Of Horses and Men by Benedikt Erlingsson and Life in a Fishbowl by Baldvín Z, are among the 50 films on recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards.

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