Films based on the novels of Nobel Literature Prize winner Halldór Laxness will be discussed during a series of seminars at his home Gljúfrasteinn outside Reykjavík, which is now a museum dedicated to his life, beginning September 30.
Selected films will be reviewed, attendees will be offered a look behind the scenes and the difficulties in bringing a novel to the big screen will be discussed.
The first film on the agenda is Ungfrúin góda og húsid (“The Good Young Lady and the House”) by Laxness’ daughter Gudný Halldórsdóttir, based on the author’s eponymous short story.
October 28 Brekkukotsannáll (The Fish Can Sing) will be discussed and Sjálfstaett fólk (Independent People) November 25. Guests are encouraged to take active part in the discussions.