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Iceland the Setting of Sundance’s Hit Comedy

By Iceland Review

The comedy Land Ho!, which is set in Iceland, is garnering great attention at the Sundance Film Festival, mbl.is reports. The film was premiered last Sunday in the category NEXT. It was written and directed by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz.

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The film recounts the journey of two old age pensioners who used to be brothers-in-law to Iceland. It was Stephens who came up with the idea for the main characters taking the trip to Iceland. She was familiar with the country, and selling the idea to Katz was easy, she told the LA Times. They spent five and a half weeks in Iceland, out of which three and a half weeks went into shooting the film.

“Much of the film’s humor is derived from this theme of opposing forces. Our characters, Mitch and Colin, are an odd couple doing mundane and juvenile things against this surreal, majestic terrain,” Stephens told Filmmaker.

“Aside from that, I’ve always had a fascination with Iceland and making a movie there was a dream come true,” she added.

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