Icelandic shorts to be shown in Toronto

A selection of Icelandic shorts will be shown in a special film screening in Toronto next month as part of an event called ‘Taste of Iceland’.

The short films have previously screened at the Stockfish Film Festival. They are:


  • Arnbjörn (dir. Eyþór Jóvinsson): Despite knowing all of Iceland’s families better than most people, the genealogist, Arnbjörn, has never had a family of his own.
  • C – Vítamín (dir. Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir): Two young girls collect things to sell on a raffle they say, to support chronically ill children.
  • In the Dark Room (dir. Anna María Helgadóttir): A woman, B., is fed up with her groundhog day life in a boring apartment building with her husband Bror and their two children.
  • Kalí’s Solitude (dir. Guðjón Ragnarsson): A young girl in a future far away struggles with loneliness and pollution.
  • That’s what friends are for  (dir. Brynhildur Þórarinsdottir): Annelle’s diva cup is stuck inside her and Lovisa tries to help. A film about friendship and the director’s ode to girls, blood, nail polish and sex toys.
  • VAKA (dir. Teitur Magnússon): Imprisoned by denial, a young woman tries to redeem something she once lost

Taste of Icelandic is a five-day festival to highlight Icelandic culture, including cuisine, music, design, and film. The event takes place from the 1st until the 5th of November in Toronto, Canada.

Learn more at their website: https://www.icelandnaturally.com/article/taste-iceland-toronto-2018#Film

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.