Featuring two of Iceland’s most accomplished acting talents, Atli Rafn Sigurđsson and Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, filmmaker Ásgrímur Sverrisson’s remarkable debut feature takes a glimpse at relationships through a distinctly Icelandic lens.
Hringur and Elsa are a 30-something couple preparing to buy their dream house in downtown Reykjavík when the video store Hringur owns is threatened with foreclosure. As the crisis looming over his business spreads to the home front, Hringur confronts the likelihood that his marriage may also be on the rocks. He desperately embarks on a quest to resolve things before it’s too late.
Stunningly shot in the city from which it takes its name, Reykjavík is a highly relatable jaunt through the universal challenges of relationships and the pressures of running a business, in which audiences of all ages and backgrounds will be able to see a bit of themselves. The references to more than a few cinema classics dotted throughout the film should also keep cineastes on their toes.