Börn Náttúrannar, Children of Nature 1991

Ever watch a movie for the cinematography? Well, that's the only option I really had when this one arrived. The Korean company who sold it at a very nice price neglected to load up the English subtitles, so I was pretty much basically forced to rely on my Icelandic. But folks, I have got to tell you, I have never lived there. I do not get daily exercise in Icelandic. I can't tell you how many times I heard the word alveg and wanted to pull out my dictionary. I won't even tell you about the audience who joined me in the viewing.

Aside from the lack of understanding, the tale told itself. The landscapes of Iceland's highland fjords make me want to get on a plane tomorrow. The storyline? An old man, who is at the end of his life, or nearly there. His family and grandchildren don't want him around, so they place him in a home for the elderly. He will have none of it. So, he sets off with a new love into Iceland's countryside.

I won't tell you the ending, but in the traditional Iceland style there are plenty of disappearing people in the rocks and cliffs. The score is worth a listen to. Cinematography a must for those who have never set foot on the island. 


PS Alveg translates roughly as "completely"