This summer, Scandinavia House presents the first season of Prisoners /Fangar, from Iceland’s Ragnar Bragason.

In this dark drama series, Linda is found guilty of viciously assaulting her father in an attack that leaves him in a coma, and sentenced to serve time in Iceland’s only women’s prison. As she struggles to adapt to her new environment, where appalling conditions show little signs of reform, her family members also face their own challenges in the wake of the scandal. But no one knows that there is a much darker secret behind Linda’s actions, one that could tear her family apart—a secret that could also set her free.


Prisoners impresses with production values that could rival many self-proclaimed high-end series in Europe, as well as a cast of cinema veterans and a multi-laureled creative team. On paper, the show’s pedigree is one that suggests a reach beyond the shores of the island nation.”—Variety

Scandinavia House will present the series over three presentations with two episodes each, on Wednesdays at 7 PM and repeating on Thursday matinees at 2:30 PM.


Episodes 5 & 6

Episode 5

Vala weighs a devil’s bargain, the prisoners receive some disheartening news, and Linda is confronted by an unexpected visitor.

Episode 6

Herdís seeks the truth from Sólveig. Vala uses her influence to control a looming scandal. Linda receives a devastating phone call.

Iceland 100

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.

For more about the centenary, please visit the website.




Photo by AÔrni Filippusson

WED—July 11 THROUGH THU—July 26, 2018
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
Series pass $25 ($15 ASF Members)
Episodes are approximately 50 minutes. | In Icelandic with English subtitles