Nordisk Panorama short & doc film festival has announced that five Icelandic films will be in competition at the festival, which will take place in Malmö, Sweden from September 19 – 24. The five films, all of which will be in competition, are Salóme by Yrsa Roca Fannberg, In Search of Livingstone by Vera Sölvadóttir, Megaphone by Elsa María Jakobsdóttir, Chum by Jörundur Ragnarsson and The Painter by Hlynur Pálmason.
Salóme is a documentary about a daughter who returns to Iceland to film her mother, who is ill and may not have much time left. The mother is reluctant to participate, but the daughter is persistent. A film about life and art, understandings and misunderstandings, and the relationship between two artists – the subject and the filmmaker. Salóme will be screened as part of the festival‘s documentary competition.
In Search of Livingstone is a short film which tells the story of Thor and Denni, who search for tobacco along the south coast of Iceland during a prolonged civil servants’ strike, which has created a shortage of tobacco all over the country. Desperate to lay their hands on a cigarette, these inventive but awkward pals exhaust all available means, holding out to hope that their awaited tobacco euphoria is just around the next corner. In Search of Livingstone will be screened as part of the festival‘s short film competition.
Megaphone is a short film about a one-night stand which entails unexpected consequences.Megaphone will be screened as part of the festival‘s short film competition.
Chum is a short film about two lifelong friends who find their small-town routine thrown into peril when a buxom and beautiful woman their own age shows up in their hot tub. Chum will be screened as part of the New Nordic Voices competition program.
The Painter is a short film about a successful painter, living an isolated life, who finds himself at loss when his son makes an unexpected visit. The Painter will be screened as part of the New Nordic Voices competition program.