Icelandic films to be screened in Poland
27 Icelandic films are set to tour Poland this February and March as part of a cultural program titled ‘Ultima Thule: At the End of the World’.
Ultima Thule is a collaboration between the Polish National Film Archive and the Reykjavik Film Academy. Its aim is to promote greater awareness and understanding of the film cultures in Poland and Iceland.
In addition to the film screenings, the event also include a variety of workshops, masterclasses and seminars. Additionally, Ragnar Bragason (Metalhead), Rúnar Rúnarsson (Sparrows, Volcano) and Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson (Undercurrent), and the actor Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (City State) will be travelling to Poland.
The Icelandic retrospective began in the city of Gdansk on February 12 and will continue there until February 24. From Gdansk it will travel to Poznan (February 25 – March 3) and finally to Warsaw (March 9 – 20).
The 27 Icelandic films screening in the retrospective are:
Moving Pictures (1925) – dir. Loftur Gudmundsson
The Latrabjarg Rescue (1949) – dir. Óskar Gíslason
The Last Farm in the Valley (1950) – dir. Ævar Kvaran
Murder Story (1977) – dir. Reynir Oddsson
Under the Glacier (1989) – dir. Gudný Halldórsdóttir
Children of Nature (1991) – dir. Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Ingalo(1992) – dir. Ásdís Thoroddsen
Remote Control (1992) – dir. Óskar Jónasson
Fiasco(2000) – dir. Ragnar Bragason
The Icelandic Dream (2000) – dir. Róbert Douglas
The Seagull’s Laughter (2001) – dir. Ágúst Gudmundsson
A Man Like Me (2002) – dir. Róbert Douglas
Stormy Weather (2003) – dir. Sólveig Anspach
Cold Light (2004) – dir. Hilmar Oddsson
Children (2006) – dir. Ragnar Bragason
No Network (2007) – dir. Ari Kristinsson
Parents (2007) – dir. Ragnar Bragason
The Quiet Storm (2007) – dir. Gudný Halldórsdóttir
Back Soon(2008) – dir. Sólveig Anspach
Undercurrent (2010) – dir. Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson
Either Way(2011) – dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
City State (2011) – dir. Olaf de Fleur
Volcano (2011) – dir. Rúnar Rúnarsson
Metalhead(2013) – dir. Ragnar Bragason
XL(2013) – dir. Marteinn Thorsson
Brave Men’s Blood (2014) – dir. Olaf de Fleur
Life in a Fishbowl (2014) – dir. Baldvin Z
The program for Gdansk can be found here.
The program for Poznan can be found here.
The program for Warsaw can be found here.
Info via the Icelandic Film Centre