From Focus World, the hilarious true story of the comedian who ran for mayor of Iceland's largest city. But what starts a joke suddenly becomes serious when people start to believe - ... See full summary »
Einar, a charismatic history teacher is committed to a remote mental asylum in Iceland. During the bank holiday weekend he initiates an uprising that transforms into a proper revolution where the lunatics literally take over the asylum.
Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon,
Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness. We follow him on his way to inevitable doom; at home with his ... See full summary »
In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate ... See full summary »
Jon Thor Birgisson,
Orri P. Dyrason,
Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's ... See full summary »
Gísli Örn Garðarsson,
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir,
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Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »
From Focus World, the hilarious true story of the comedian who ran for mayor of Iceland's largest city. But what starts a joke suddenly becomes serious when people start to believe - against all odds - that he might just be the best man for the job. Written by
This fantastic documentary follows the campaign and election of Jon Gnarr, a comedian who became mayor of Reykjavik (Iceland's capital city) in 2010. He started his own political party -- the "Best Party" -- as somewhat of a joke, but it resonated with the Icelandic people at a time when the country was experiencing a major financial crisis and were fed up with corruption.
If you happen to be Iceland-obsessed, as I am, you will be thrilled by the Sugarcubes and Björk references, as well as a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Icelandic political structure (which, in this case, challenges the existence of a structure altogether!). Also, if you've visited Iceland, as I have, you will adore the plethora of shots of Reykjavik landmarks, storefronts, and landscapes.
I cannot recommend this documentary highly enough -- it is hilarious, thought provoking, and inspiring.
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