A number of years ago I went to our local independent video store, Video Fan, in search of Icelandic films. One of the women working there had been to Iceland and could recommend a few titles that they owned. Remote Control, or Sodoma Reykjavik (Oskar Jonasson, 1993) was the first one I saw. It was light and funny, and I could see what contemporary Iceland looks like (all of my mental images having previously been supplied by Laxness and the Sagas). I then began to seek out any Icelandic films that I could find.
Netflix has since come on the scene, and they have a few Icelandic offerings. They aren't as responsive as I would like, when I request an Icelandic film that they don't own. They just don't know how many of us are out here, waiting to enjoy Icelandic cinema!
I'm not sure how many puffins to assign to Remote Control. It has been so many years, and the Video Fan copy has long since disappeared. (No, I do not have it.) All I can say is, I wasn't disappointed. If you get the chance, watch it.
Meanwhile, I'll review some films that are more readily available soon.
And...watch for diacritics, coming to this blog soon!