Gimli’s Icelandic roots have shaped this beautiful lakefront community, and so once again the Gimli Film Festival is proud to present the best contemporary cinema out of Iceland, as part of our 2021 Icelandic Film Series

Generously sponsored by Pharmasave Gimli & the Canada Iceland Foundation.


2021 Icelandic Film Series:

Everything in the End

dir. Mylissa Fitzsimmons
2021 | United States | 80 min
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Stranded in a small Icelandic village during Earth’s final days, a Portuguese man seeks solace in the brief human connections he encounters.

Grandma Hófí

dir. Gunnar B. Guðmundsson
2020 | Iceland | 95 min
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A pair senior citizens grow tired of the conditions in their retirement home and decide to rob banks so that they can afford to buy a small apartment.

Last and First Men

dir. Jóhann Jóhannsson
2020 | Iceland | 70 min
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What can we learn from the voice speaking to us from two billion years away? Narrated by Tilda Swinton, the film beckons us into a world of surreal and phantasmagorical monuments where a future race of humans finds themselves on the verge of extinction, and where the monuments – once intended as symbols of Unity and Brotherhood – remain as lone, abandoned beacons beaming their message into the wilderness. While the story of crumbling future civilizations is told, the spectral presence of an entity attempting to communicate with us emerges. Poetic, tragic and hopeful, Last and First Men represents Jóhann Jóhannson’s final and most personal work – an allegory of remembrance, ideals and the death of utopia.