Þorfinnur Guðnason, Andri Snér Magnason, Iceland, 2009DigiBeta, Colour, 89'

How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over small communities. Dreamland is a film about a nation standing at crossroads. Leading up to the country’s greatest economic crisis, the government started the largest mega project in the history of Iceland, to build the biggest dam in Europe to provide Alcoa cheap electricity for an aluminum smelter in the rugged east fjords of Iceland. Today Iceland is left holding a huge dept and an uncertain future.

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Green Docs Competition

Director: Þorfinnur Guðnason, Andri Snér Magnason
Producer: SigurĂ°ur GĂ­sli PĂĄlmason
Cinematographer: Þorfinnur GuĂ°nason, GuĂ°mundur Bjartmarsson, Hjalti StefĂĄnsson, Bergsteinn BjörgĂșlfsson
Editor: Eva Lind Höskuldsdóttir
Sound: Kjartan Kjartansson

Director's Biography

Þorfinnur Guðnason is a documentary filmmaker of genuine talent, being Iceland’s most established filmmaker in the field. He has made award-winning documentaries with worldwide distribution. Þorfinnur graduated from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1987. He began his career working for the Icelandic Broadcasting Company and worked for years as a cinematographer, editor and producer.
Andri Snér Magnason is one of Iceland’s most celebrated young writers. He has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and CD’s before directing the documentary Dreamland (2009). His work has been published or performed in more than 25 countries. His novel, “LoveStar” was chosen “Novel of the year” by Icelandic booksellers in 2002, it received the DV Literary Award and a nomination for the Icelandic Literary Prize.

Festivals and Awards:

IDFA, International premiere. Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada. Planete Doc Review Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland. Docaviv – Tel Aviv Int‘l. Documentary Film Festival, Israel. Doc Point, Helsinki, Finland.


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