Sunday, September 14, 2014

Land Ho!

A small buddy film with  a small budget and two actors not known to most of us -- a road trip in Iceland of all places.  I enjoyed it because I've thought for a long time that it would be very interesting to visit Iceland and drive around its so-called Golden Circle, see the rugged landscape, geysers waterfalls, lonely farm houses. Reykivik  doesn't interest me much -- but then I've had cities up the gazoo and I like countryside.

The two retired men are in their later 60s it seems, they are former brothers-in-law married to sisters (until one got divorced and one died--the sisters, I mean).  Not a lot happens but the men reveal habits, attitudes and inner life in subtle ways which is very rare in movies.  Of course it's an indy film and not likely to be seen many places, which is too bad.  We older people very rarely get to see our contemporaries treated so insightfully . 

5 comments:

Lynn Guardino said...

Love Iceland,been twice, and can't wait to see the film, if only to see Iceland again. Great memories from those trips.
Would not mind going again. How about a group excursion?

June Calender said...

A group to Iceland? Sounds super to me. There was a hot pool in the film -- out in the country -- looked like heaven.

barbara judge said...

This sounds like a movie I would enjoy. I noticed that Indie has a film site online for just 5.00 a month. I think I will sign up for it as the movies on netflix are mostly war and sex. Maybe I can find this movie you mentioned on the Indie site. thanks for the information -- barbara

June Calender said...

I hope you can find it, Barbara, it's new. I don't know if web sites get these pictures right away. I suspect this one won't be widely distributed ... but I really don't know.

Zippi Kit said...

I'm taking your suggestion to put this movie on the list. Thanks for blogging about it!