The War You Don't See

War and Peace at RIFF

The special theme at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival questioned the role of the media in war, among other issues.
From the film I Can Quit Whenever I Want.

Golden Puffin Goes to Italian Director’s Debut

I Can Quit Whenever I Want ( Smetto quando voglio ), the debut film of Italian director Sydney Sibilia, received the Golden Puffin trophy at the 2014 Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) on Saturday as the ‘discovery of the year.’



15 Icelandic Bands to Check Out at Airwaves

Forget the overseas talents of Beach House and Hot Chip (both surely in violation of the ‘you can only play Airwaves once’ policy), the histrionics of Father John Misty, or the London grime of Skepta, Airwaves has the very best home-grown band on show. Here is a list of 15 not-to-be-missed Icelandic bands, in no particular order.
The Flaming Lips performing live at Vodafonehöllin during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland. November 9, 2014

Wayne in the Sky with Balloons

The Flaming Lips close Iceland Airwaves 2014 in a style that can only be described as ecstatic, confetti-crazed and completely over the top. The War on Drugs as a warm-up is not bad either, even without the gimmicks.