Film director and actor Clint Eastwood has been issued a license to shoot scenes for his new movie “Flags of Our Fathers” in the area around Krísuvík in southwest Iceland.
The building commission of the town Hafnarfjörður issued the license to Eastwood and company yesterday with a “no-impact” stipulation under which the filming crew must leave the land where they’ll be shooting in the same condition as it will be when they start later this summer. In addition they must take care to preserve any archaeological remains in the area and are obliged to solicit the services of the Icelandic Archaeological Institution to mark those areas which are likely to contain artifacts.
The license was issued in spite of being opposed by the environmental commission of Hafnarfjörður and the governing council of the national park Reykjanesfólkvangur. The environmental commission and the governing council of the national park have expressed concerns about the possible adverse effects of cast, crew and props on the delicate ecology and landscape at Krísvík.