Icelandic Horror Short Garners Attention Abroad

childeater_posterThe horror short film Child Eater by Icelandic director Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen was screened at the annual film festival of Columbia University in New York’s Lincoln Center recently. Immediately afterwards, a representative of a local film production company contacted Erlingur regarding possible collaboration.

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Iceland Gets Higher Cod Quota, Haddock Quota Drops

cod_ipaThe Icelandic Marine Research Institute presented its report on the condition of fish stocks in Icelandic waters last week, suggesting a significant increase in the cod fishing quota next season, from 177,000 to 196,000 tons. Meanwhile, the haddock fishing quota will be cut by 30 percent.

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Cruise Lands in Iceland, Stiller Asks Mayor to Act in Movie

veidivotn_psAmerican actor Tom Cruise is scheduled to arrive in Iceland today. His first destination is said to be Reykjavík, after which he will look at locations for Oblivion, which include the area by the highland lakes Veiðivötn. In other news, Ben Stiller asked Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr to play a part in his upcoming film.

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