A culture and film festival dedicated to Estonia opens at the Reykjavík City Library main building on Tryggvagata in central Reykjavík today at 2 pm. At 3:30 pm Names in Marble will be screened.
The film features the Estonian fight for independence and how Estonian schoolboys fought Russian soldiers in 1918 and won. The film is included in the book 100 Most Impressive Films of the World, a press release states.
At the opening visitors can also listen to Estonian music, taste Estonian food, watch traditional Estonian dances, learn a little something about the country’s history and a few words of the Estonian language.
From 3 pm to 4 pm today there will be a movie screening and storytelling for children—the reading will be in Icelandic but the film is in English.
The festival will run through April 10 and all are welcome.
Meanwhile, the initiative “Let’s read the papers” is running at the library where non-Icelandic speakers are invited to come read the national newspapers under the guidance of a librarian and discuss what is happening in Icelandic society.
The next newspaper reading session will take place at the main library building on Tryggvagata on April 7 at 5:30 pm.
For further information about either event, visit the library’s website.