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. Generously sponsored by Pharmasave Gimli.
The Deposit, The (Tryggð)
dir. Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir
2019| Iceland | 90 mins | PG
When investigative journalist Gisella becomes bankrupt, she decides to rent out her spare bedrooms to two immigrant women, seeing a way out of debt and potential material for her next writing piece. The arrangement begins well for all parties but gradually her tenants begin to threaten Gisella’s control of the house, her morals and her sanity.
The Seer and the Unseen
dir. Sara Dosa
2019| USA/Iceland | 88 mins | G
Amid Iceland’s majestic wilderness, a lava field of ecological importance is about to be demolished by the largest bulldozer in the country. Standing in front of that bulldozer is Ragga, environmentalist and celebrated “seer” into the invisible realm of elves. This film explores the hidden forces that shape our visible worlds and transform our natural landscapes.
Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)
dir. Benedikt Erlingsson
2019 | Iceland/France/Ukraine | 101 mins | PG
Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland, but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life.
This series is generously sponsored by Pharmasave Gimli