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

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.