Three Icelandic documentaries at CPH:DOX

Three Icelandic documentaries – Time and Time and Again, directed by Ragnheidur Gestsdóttir and Markús Thór Andrésson; Trend Beacons, directed by Örn Marinó Arnarson and Thorkell Hardarson (the Markell Brothers); and End of Summer, directed by composer Jóhann Jóhannsson – have been selected for CPH:DOX, the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, which will take place from November 6–16. Time and Time and Again and End of Summer will compete for the Nordic:Dox Award while Trend Beacons will screen in the Special Screenings section. This is the first time that more than one Icelandic documentary has screened at CPH:DOX.

In Time and Time and Again, two artists and a scientist who lead separate lives find themselves connected by a cosmic web. Based on the life and work of conceptual artist Hreinn Fridfinnsson, this experimental documentary explores the elusive nature of time and memory, past and present.

Trend Beacons immerses us into the world of fashion and design and explores how they affect each and every one of us, every day of our lives. Most of us aren’t aware how trends emerge, and how they make a lot of money for those that initiate them. This film looks inside the hidden world of trend forecasting, or how the world really works.

End of Summer is a hypnotic and slow-burning journey through the austere landscapes of the island of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Filmed during the waning days of the Antarctic Summer, the film is a startling look at life at the edge of the world.


via the Iceland 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.