Iceland

Thu 26 October

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Silent Film : 1925 : 25 mins

A rare film of Icelandic life in the early 20th Century depicting modernity encroaching on traditional life. Ísland í lifandi myndum is the first known documentary about Iceland, and was filmed throughout the country over the summer of 1924.  (Silent, 1925 with a live score for piano and strings written and performed by Jessica Danz.)

Filmmaker Loftur Guðmundsson was one of the pioneers in Icelandic film history, producing both documentaries and feature films. 

Courtesy of the Collection of the National Film Archive of Iceland.

Jessica Danz is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser. Known for her finely crafted, haunting songwriting, she writes and performs solo material for combinations of voice, violin and piano, as well as creating larger-scale ensemble works and live scores for theatre, dance and silent film.

This event can be purchased separately for £4/£3, but is also included in the FÌOR THUATH: ABSOLUTE NORTH package (3 events – 1 ticket – £10).