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Icelandic Short Films Screened in New York

The American-Scandinavian Foundations will screen several new Icelandic short films at Scandinavia House in New York on April 17. Two of the directors will be present and participate in a Q&A session after the screening followed by a reception.

The lineup includes Misty Mountain (2007) by Óskar Thór Axelsson, Thanks (2007) by Benedikt Erlingssson, Wrestling (2008) by Grímur Hákonarson, Whatever (2005) by Gísli Darri Halldórsson, Dog (2007) by Hermann Karlsson, Rattlesnakes (2007) by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson and Anna (2007) by Helena Stefánsdóttir.

Axelsson and Sigurdsson are the two directors who will attend the event.

Axelsson’s Misty Mountain features Sgt. Willard who was based at a NATO Radar Station on Mt. Heidarfjall in remote northeast Iceland in the 1960s. He revisits the region in 2006, witnessing the funeral of a woman he had met and fallen in love with. The film is 32-minutes long and in English.

Sigurdsson’s award-winning Rattlesnakes evolves around snakes and footwear. While some people constantly live in fear of snakes and wear boots all the time, Icelanders don’t have to worry about encountering such creatures and wear whatever shoes they feel like. The film is 23-minutes long and has English subtitles.

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