Nordic Admissions: Slow Summer Start But In Iceland Life is Beautiful

The football World Cup and early invasion of Hollywood tentpole films are putting pressure on local films across the Nordic region, except in Iceland where Life in a Fishbowl (pictured – Vonarstraeti) has become the best-selling film of 2014. After six weeks on screens, the multiple layered drama directed by Baldvin Z was still third […]

Life in a Fishbowl Most Watched Film (in Iceland) this Year

Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl), directed by Baldvin Z, is the most watched film in Iceland so far this year, surpassing The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, according to a press release from distributor Sena. A total of 40,000 Icelanders have seen the film, which has so far grossed ISK 55 million (USD 483,000, EUR 354,000). The film, starring Hera […]

Three Icelanders in a fishbowl beat Godzilla and X-Men

“This film will surprise people and put Baldvin Z’s name on the map,” said Icelandic producer Ingvar Thórdarson of Life in a Fishbowl, the director’s second feature, which has been this year’s most successful local release: so far, Sena Distribution has recorded 32,614 admissions, or 10% of the country’s population. Inspired by true events, and scripted by Z and Birgir Örn Steinarsson, Life […]

LIFE IN A FISHBOWL opens in Iceland to critical acclaim and impressive attendance

Life in a Fishbowl, director Baldvin Z‘s second feature film, premiered in Iceland on May 16. The film has received excellent reviews and an all-round positive reaction from the public, made especially clear on social media. 8000 people have already seen Life in a Fishbowl in cinemas, making it the most attended film in Iceland last weekend […]