Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Icelandic Cinema

Rainbow’s End

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Rainbow’s End
Á hjara veraldar | Kristín Jóhannesdóttir, 1983
Iceland | Format: 35mm | 112 minutes

Director Kristín Jóhannesdóttir in person at Apr. 20 screening!

One of the most singular artists in Iceland, Kristín Jóhannesdóttir studied literature and cinema in France, creating several short films before returning to Iceland to embark on her first feature. Drawing on motifs from Icelandic sagas and eddas, Rainbow’s End tells the story of inter-generational family conflict. Yet the dramatic elements just provide a framework for Jóhannesdóttir’s reflection on topics ranging from magic to individualism to Iceland’s special place in the world. Always lyrical and never less than provocative, Rainbow’s End is a haunting work that remains as affecting and original today as when it was first released.

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

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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