Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Icelandic Cinema

Undercurrent

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Undercurrent
Brim | Árni Ásgeirsson, 2010
Iceland | Format: 35mm | 95 minutes

Director Árni Ásgeirsson in person at Apr. 25 screening!

A woman hires on to work on a fishing vessel. Her presence causes some of the expected tension on board, but she soon discovers that what’s upsetting things is not her sex but the fate of the person she’s replaced on board. A graduate of the Polish National Film School, Árni Ásgeirsson has created a rich psychological drama largely set in the narrow confines of the ship, increasing the ongoing tension through the inevitability of contact. A tour-de-force of ensemble acting, led by Ingvar Sigurðsson as the ship’s skipper, Undercurrent is full of reversals and revelations, until a sudden turn of events sets the action off in an unexpected direction.

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

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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