FRI—October 26—6:30 PM, free
90 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles.
The short film division of Iceland’s Stockfish festival, aptly dubbed Shortfish, focuses on highlighting up-and-coming Icelandic filmmakers. The Shortfish screening will feature six short films, and will run for approximately 90 minutes.
Films include Arnbjörn (directed by Eyþór Jóvinsson), which follows genealogist Arnbjörn who, despite knowing all of Iceland’s families better than most people, has never had a family of his own; C-Vítamín (directed by Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir), in which two girls collect things on a raffle that they say is to support chronically ill children; and In The Dark Room (Anna María Helgadóttir), in which a woman, B., is fed up with her Groundhog Day-esque life in a boring apartment building with her husband Bror and their two children.
In Kali’s Solitude (directed by Guðjón Ragnarsson), a young girl in a far-away future struggles with loneliness and pollution. In That’s What Friends are For (directed by Brynhildur Þórarinsdottir), Lovisa tries to help her friend Annelle deal with a particular dilemma in this ode to girls, blood, nail polish and sex toys. And in VAKA, imprisoned by denial, a young woman tries to redeem something she once lost.
In celebration of the centenary of Iceland’s independence and sovereignty, Scandinavia House and the Consulate of Iceland in New York bring you an Icelandic movie of the month through 2018.