DROLE DE TRAME, ARTE FRANCE
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
When speaking about Iceland, what springs to mind are the landscapes - both immense and desolate, a population that is introverted and a language that is incomprehensible. It is an unfair caricature, because Iceland is the world champion of works published by its inhabitants. Icelandic readers are keen readers and among the most enthusiastic.
Through their works, three key writers represent the multiple facets of this mysterious island with its tormented geography shaped by the volcanoes and the black sand beaches: Arni Thorarinsson, one of the masters of crime fiction, Jon Kalman Stefánsson, more in the romanesque tradition, and Audur Ava Olafsdottir and her offbeat humour and modernity… This documentary film meets them and through their personality and strength of their literary identity, grasps part of this fascinating country.