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Icelandic Films Come to Winnipeg!

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The Gimli Film Festival is proud to be a sponsor of a new Icelandic Film Retrospective, running at the Winnipeg Cinematheque starting Thursday, Nov. 21st, 2019.

Legendary TIFF programmer and writer Steve Gravestock is coming to Winnipeg for three days to launch his new book A History of Icelandic Film, which explores the great riches of Icelandic cinema from the silent era to the present day. The sporadic production from the ‘20s to the ‘70s gave way to the “Icelandic Spring” of the ’80s, with international inroads being made in the ’90s. Magic-realist fables, bloody Viking epics, sardonic deadpan comedies, and hard-boiled Nordic noirs, a remarkable evolution from the ’80s to contemporary Iceland.

Join the Winnipeg Cinematheque and Gimli Film Festival for an official book launch with Steve Gravestock in attendance at 6pm on Thurs, Nov. 21 in the Artspace Lobby (100 Arthur St).

All screenings Nov. 21-23 introduced by curator Steve Gravestock, Senior Canadian and International programmer for Toronto International Film Festival.



Children of Nature (Börn náttúrunnar)
Directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson
1991, Iceland, 82 min

Thursday, November 21 / 7 pm
Saturday, November 23 / 3 pm

Jar City (Mýrin)
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
2006, Iceland/Germany/Denmark, 93 min

Thursday, November 21 / 9 pm
Saturday, November 23 / 7 pm
Sunday, December 1 / 7 pm

Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti)
Directed by Baldvin Zophoníasson
2014, Iceland/Finland/Sweden, 129 min

Friday, November 22 / 7 pm
Saturday, November 23 / 9 pm

Under the Glacier (Kristnihald undir jökli)
Directed by Gudný Halldórsdóttir
1989, Iceland, 89 min

Friday, November 22 / 9:30 pm
Saturday, November 23 / 5 pm

When the Raven Flies (Hrafninn flýgur)
Directed by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
1984, Iceland / Sweden, 110 min

Sunday, November 24 / 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 30 / 7:00 pm

As in Heaven (Svo á jörðu sem á himni)
Directed by Kristín Jóhannesdóttir
1992, Iceland / Denmark, 122 min

Sunday, November 24 / 5 pm
Wednesday, November 27 / 9 pm

Golden Sands (Gullsandur)
Directed by Ágúst Gudmundsson
1984, Iceland, 98 min

Sunday, November 24 / 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 27 / 7 pm

Rams (Hrútar)
Directed by Grímur Hákonarson
2015, Iceland 93 min

Thursday, November 28 / 7 pm
Sunday, December 1 / 5 pm

The Icelandic Dream (Íslenski draumurinn)
Directed by Róbert I. Douglas
2000, Iceland, 92 min

Friday, November 29 / 7 pm
Saturday, November 30 / 3 pm

Nói the Albinói (Nói Albinoi)
Directed by Dagur Kári
2003, Iceland, 93 min, 35mm presentation

Saturday, November 30 / 9 pm
Sunday, December 1 / 3 pm