Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Icelandic Cinema

Between Mountain and Shore

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Between Mountain and Shore
Milli fjalls og fjöru | Loftur Guðmundsson, 1949
Iceland | 91 minutes

The first Icelandic sound feature is this charming tale of star-crossed lovers shot against the stunning backgrounds of central Iceland. Gunnar Eyjólfsson, later one of the country’s most popular actors, plays the son of an impoverished farmer who falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Said to be based on an actual incident, the film was the culmination of the life-long efforts of its director, Loftur Guðmundsson—who had made some silent short films—to create a genuinely Icelandic cinema.

Series: Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Icelandic Cinema

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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