Review of Documentary Horizon

By Yaroslava Kutsai
Enter the mysterious world of Georg Guðni, an Icelandic painter who captured time that others didn’t even notice.
Myndin Bakk

Bakk: Incomplete Circle

By Vala Hafstad
Bakk is a comedy about friends who decide to back a car around Iceland.
I want to be Weird

Weird, but Well Worth Seeing

By Vala Hafstad
I Want to be Weird , a documentary about concept artist Kitty Von-Sometime, is an honest account of an artist who wants to liberate women through her art.
Blóðberg poster.


By Yaroslava Kutsai
This time you might be more inclined to install that notorious ‘anti-incest’ app…

Hrútar (Rams)

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
Hrútar (Rams) was released last month at the Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim, winning its creators the Prix Un Certain Regard, a category created in 1998 to reward and encourage up-and-coming film makers.
Vonarstræti film poster

Life in a Fish Bowl

By Eygló Svala Arn...
Unlikely friendships form, the underdogs show their true colors and the shooting star takes a stumble. This is the essence of Life in a Fish Bowl .
Whale Valley film still

Whale Valley

By Laura Nicholson
A disturbing event causes two brothers to grow closer and ultimately appreciate one another.

Living with Lava

Icelanders recount their experiences with three of Iceland’s infamous volcanoes in this award-winning film.

Baltasar’s Big Guns

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s latest movie 2 Guns shot straight to the top of the box office charts when it premiered earlier this month. 2 Guns , just like Contraband before it, is an action-packed film starring big-name actors like Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington.

Under Pressure – Again

Television series Pressa ( The Press ) returns with another round of six fast-paced episodes.

Shorts & Docs Galore

The 11th Reykjavík Shorts & Docs. Catch it while it lasts!

Volcano Within

Volcano by director Rúnar Rúnarsson features Hannes, brilliantly portrayed by Theódór Júlíusson, a man who struggles to find his purpose in life after retiring and his strained relationship with his family. Through unexpected events Hannes gradually drops his icy cover and reconnects with himself...

Insanity of the Pre-Crash Years: Stormland

Marteinn Þórsson’s 2011 film tells the story of Böddi (played by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), a poet and school teacher frustrated with the hyper-consumerism, greed and apathy of Icelandic society.

Inhale: The Hunt for Organs

In Baltasar Kormákur’s 2010 thriller Inhale we’re taken on a journey to Juarez, Mexico, in search of a new pair of lungs for attorney Paul Stanton’s dying daughter.

Either Way

A playful, subtle and dramatic comedy.

Welcome to the Underworld: City State

City State by director Ólafur Jóhannesson didn’t get as much attention as Black’s Game —both films belong to a genre of darker crime thrillers than Iceland has produced thus far—but shouldn’t be overlooked. The story is told from four different angles and so viewers are given a deeper look into...

The Deep

The Deep is the latest movie release by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur. The film recounts the 1984 sinking of a fishing trawler in the forbidding seas off the Westman Islands, and the remarkable survival of one of its crew members.

Falling in Love Again

Dating in Iceland is no joke, especially for adults with baggage!

Superhighway to Destruction: Black’s Game

When Black’s Game , directed by Óskar Þór Axelsson, opened in Icelandic cinemas in early March, it became an immediate hit. Based on a novel by Stefán Máni, the storyline includes events that are said to have occurred in the Icelandic underworld in the 1990s, painting an ugly picture of a country...

Detective to the People

Simultaneously a delightful, tragic and endearing story of a man, his hopeless assistant, and a mysterious girl with no name.