Tag Archives: iceland

Backyard

Backyard (Director: Árni Sveinsson): While it’s true that I’ve long been a fan of Icelandic cinema, I have been a fan of Icelandic music for even longer. In the late 1980s, a band called The Sugarcubes and their elfin singer … Continue read­ing

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Nordic Nights in Toronto 2010–2011

Nordic Nights returns for another sea­son! This monthly screen­ing series of Finnish and Icelandic films takes place at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St.). Tickets for the Icelandic films are $10 ($8 for stu­dents and seni­ors), while the Finnish ones … Continue read­ing

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Bjarnfreðarson

Bjarnfreðarson (Director: Ragnar Bragason): Based on a pop­u­lar Icelandic tele­vi­sion show, Bjarnfreðarson topped the domestic box office for sev­eral weeks last Christmastime, best­ing even James Cameron’s Avatar. Although I sus­pect that famili­ar­ity with some of the TV show’s plot­lines would … Continue read­ing

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Dreamland (Draumalandið)

Dreamland (Draumalandið) (Directors: Þhorfinnur Guðnason and Andri Snær Magnasson): My wife and I had the very good for­tune to visit Iceland in September 2008, mere days before the col­lapse of their bank­ing sys­tem. Since we were there par­tially to cover … Continue read­ing

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Nordic Nights in Toronto

Though there’s scarcely any men­tion of it online, I’ve just been noti­fied about a monthly screen­ing series of Finnish and Icelandic films that takes place at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St.). Tickets for the Icelandic films are $8, while … Continue read­ing

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