Q&A with Isold Uggadóttir (Iceland)

On July 28 at 4pm in the Green Hall of Lviv Art Palace Icelandic director Isold Uggadóttir will present her latest films and answer all the question. Isold Uggadóttir is currently based in Reykjavik and New York City. Her films have premiered at such festivals as Sundance, ND/NF at the MoMA & Lincoln Center, BFI LondonSao PauloHamptonsPalm SpringsAspenGöteborg, Nordisk Panorma, and over 100 others, garnering praise and multiple awards.

isold_uggaIsold spent a decade living in New York City, where she completed an M.F.A hons in writing and directing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Her experience also includes childcare in Vienna, factory work in Copenhagen, table serving in Berlin, and telephone operating in Reykjavik. Currently, she favors writing, directing and editing, over the above.

Programme of films

FAMILY REUNION 19’ Ísold Uggadóttir Iceland 2006

New York-based Katrín is returning to her native Iceland for her grandfather’s 70th birthday. Her family in Reykjavik unwittingly engages her in discussions about marriage, children and her future – while she sneaks in phone calls to her girlfriend in New York. As she struggles with coming out, events reveal that other family members have secrets of their own.

CLEAN 11’ Ísold Uggadóttir Iceland 2010

Filmed on location in New York City during the summer of 2009, CLEAN tells the story of one young woman’s struggle to conceal a growing habit, whilst attempting to retain her composure as a charming dance instructor for the elderly.

REVOLUTION REYKJAVIK 18’ Ísold Uggadóttir Iceland 2011

As Iceland sinks into economic meltdown, 58-year-old Gudfinna tries, against all odds, not to do the same.


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