ⓘ Cinema of Iceland

                                     

ⓘ Cinema of Iceland

Iceland has a notable cinema film industry, with many Icelandic actors having gone on to receive international attention. The most famous film, and the only one to be nominated for the Academy Award and European Film Awards, is Born natturunnar, directed by Fridrik Þor Fridriksson. This film brought Icelandic cinema to the international scene, which has since grown to its height, with films such as Noi Albinoi by Dagur Kari, heralded as descendants of the Icelandic film tradition.

The Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur also directed 101 Reykjavik, Hafid The Sea, A Little Trip to Heaven starring Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker, and Myrin Jar City.

The annual Edda Awards are the national film awards of Iceland.

                                     

1. Films

Films that have won an Edda Award in bold.

  • Sodoma Reykjavik Remote Control
  • Eldfjall Volcano
  • Sveitabrudkaup Country Wedding
  • The Juniper Tree, released under English title in Iceland, also known as Einiberjatred
  • Mavahlatur The Seagulls Laughter
  • Gnarr
  • Strakarnir okkar Eleven Men Out
  • Niceland
  • 66°23 North West The Day of the Avalanche, a documentary set in Flateyri
  • Islenski draumurinn The Icelandic Dream
  • Astropia
  • Brim Undercurrent
  • utlaginn Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli
  • Knight of the Living Dead
  • Foreldrar Parents
  • Hafid The Sea
  • Rokk i Reykjavik
  • Kokostre og Hvitir Mavar Cool Jazz and Coconuts
  • Myrin Jar City
  • A Little Trip to Heaven, American-Icelandic film
  • Land og synir Land and Sons
  • Englar alheimsins Angels of the Universe
  • Bjarnfredarson
  • Reykjavik-Rotterdam
  • Born natturunnar Children of Nature
  • Med allt a hreinu On Top
  • Hrutar Rams
  • Ungfruin goda og husid The Honour of the House
  • Born Children
  • Madur eins og eg A Man Like Me
  • Nytt Lif New Life
  • I skugga hrafnsins In the Shadow of the Raven
  • Beowulf & Grendel, Canadian-Icelandic film
  • Wrath of Gods, Canadian-Icelandic film
  • Bodberi
  • Brudguminn White Night Wedding
  • Africa United
  • Heidin Small Mountain, directed by Einar Thor
  • Skytturnar White Whales
  • A koldum klaka Cold Fever
  • 101 Reykjavik
  • Voksne Mennesker Dark Horse, Danish-Icelandic film. Original title is in Danish
  • Djoflaeyjan Devils Island
  • Hrafninn flygur When the Raven Flies
  • Hlemmur
  • Fiasko Fiasco
  • Gargandi Snilld Screaming Masterpiece
  • Noi Albinoi Noi the Albino
  • Kaldaljos Cold Light
  • Djupid The Deep
  • Falkar Falcons
  • Vonarstræti Life in a Fishbowl, original title in Icelandic literally means Hope Street
  • Brennu-Njalssaga
  • Hross i oss Of Horses and Men
  • Blodbond Thicker Than Water
  • Stormvidri Stormy Weather
                                     

2. Actors

  • Agusta Eva Erlendsdottir
  • Gunnar Hansen
  • Johann G. Johannsson Joi Johannsson
  • Maria Ellingsen
  • Peter Ronson
  • Bjarni Gautur
  • Baltasar Kormakur
  • Tomas Lemarquis
  • Bjork Gudmundsdottir
  • Stefan Karl Stefansson
  • Hilmir Snær Gudnason
  • Þrostur Leo Gunnarsson
  • Hera Hilmar
  • Eyþor Gudjonsson
                                     

3. Directors

  • Erlingur Thoroddsen
  • Robert Ingi Douglas
  • Jon Gustafsson
  • Oskar Jonasson
  • Einar Thor
  • Ragnar Bragason
  • Fridrik Þor Fridriksson
  • Baltasar Kormakur
  • Dagur Kari
  • Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
  • Olaf de Fleur