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Paradise Cinema Releases Icelandic Film Program

icelandiccinema-bioparadisBíó Paradís (“Cinema Paradise”), an independent movie theater on Hverfisgata in central Reykjavík, will screen a broad selection of Icelandic feature films and documentaries with English subtitles this summer from May to September.

The films screened span the period from 1983 to 2011. The oldest film is The House, a mystery by director Egill Edvarsson, and the newest is Stormland (original title: Rokland), a black comedy by Marteinn Thórsson, based on a novel by Hallgrímur Helgason, as stated in the program.

Bíó Paradís is dedicated to screening the latest arthouse releases, special genre films, repertory cinema, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental films and especially emphasizes Icelandic films of all genres, old and new.

It is also the main venue of the annual Reykjavík International Film Festival and several smaller film festivals. The cinema has an inhouse café/bar and a DVD store. Since it opened in September 2010, 40,000 visitors have attended screenings there.

A program brochure has just been released, which can be downloaded on the theater’s website.

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