Albatross is another shining example of rural Iceland. In this film, city boy Tommi chases his girlfriend to the West fjords. While they are there she breaks up with him, causing Tommi to rethink his future and where he’s going with his life. The film is directed by Snævar Solvi Solvason, who was an engineering student before moving into film, and Albatross is his debut feature. “The events in the film are true, but I did not experience them. My friend told me about events that happened where he worked and it inspired the idea . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.