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Paris of the North – Biting humour from Iceland

Paris of the North – Biting humour from Iceland

A new film ‘Paris of the North’ was premiered in Iceland, September 5th. with good  receptions After his brittle comedy-drama Either Way (which gained notoriety after being made into US film Prince Avalanche), the second feature by Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, ‘Paris of the North’ once again deals with the ideas of isolation and the […]

06/09/2014 | By | Reply More
The nominations for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2014

The nominations for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2014

Five unique new films have been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2014 The nominations by the national juries represent the most accomplished cinematic events of the year by the acclaimed directors Lars von Trier, Pirjo Honkasalo, Benedikt Erlingsson, Eskil Vogt and Ruben Östlund. The five nominations for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2014 […]

03/09/2014 | By | Reply More
Are insects the future of food ?

Are insects the future of food ?

Insects are a staple food in parts of the developing world Two young entrepreneurs from Iceland, Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson and Stefán Atli Thoroddsen, have started their own business, making energy bars made with an unlikely source of protein and other nutrients, with insects, according to BCC News today, September 2. 2014. Búi first got the idea […]

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Volcanic system: Bárðarbunga system of Iceland

Volcanic system: Bárðarbunga system of Iceland

The Bárðarbunga volcanic system has been highly active in the Holocene with at least 26 eruptions in the last 11 centuries. The last eruption took place in 1910 CE. The Bárðarbunga system lies on the Eastern Volcanic Zone and is about 190 km long and up to 25 km wide, consisting of a central volcano […]

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Bardarbunga Volcano In Iceland Possi­ble Coming Back To Life

Bardarbunga Volcano In Iceland Possi­ble Coming Back To Life

A powerf­ul volcano, Bardarbunga, (Bárðarbunga) mig­ht erupt in the High­lands of Iceland A powerf­ul volcano, Bárðarbunga, mig­ht erupt in the High­lands of Ice­land. The Icelandic Met Office has up­gra­ded its aviati­on al­ert status to orange, me­an­ing that a “volcano shows heig­htened or escalat­ing un­rest with increa­sed potential of erupti­on.” Seismic acti­vity is of­ten the precursor […]

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Game of Thrones and the Icelandic summer

Game of Thrones and the Icelandic summer

Game of Thrones cast and crew were in Iceland last summer filming their new TV series, Season 4 Game of Thrones TV series’ cast and crew, about 300 people, came to Iceland last summer to film for the new TV series, Season 4.  The Game of Thrones team had already shot scenes in Iceland for season […]

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Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen

Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen

Der Klang is a theatre play by Ragnar Kjartansson with compositions by Kjartan Sveinsson, performed by German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and Film Chor Berlin A theatre play by Ragnar Kjartansson with compositions by Kjartan Sveinsson, was performed by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and the Film Choir Berlin, at the Volksbühne in Berlin, yesterday, February […]

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