Title: Hvaða tungumál þig dreymir í? (What language do you dream in?)
Type: Performative Documentary
Running Time: 22 minutes
Screened at: The Weight of Mountains Film Festival Skagastrond, 2014, The Weight of Mountains Film Festival Reykjavik, 2014
I spent three months in a small fishing town on the north coast of Iceland, during their Winter, 2013-2014. This project was part of a filmmaking residency called The Weight Of Mountains, hosted by Nes Artists Residency, Skagastrond. There were 9 other filmmakers taking part and each of us produced a short film on the theme of “the relationship between landscape and humanity.” In order to attend residency, I ran a crowdfunding campaign, which was a great success, thanks to all the generous people who donated to the project. I was also given a grant by Carclew Youth Arts.
The finished piece is part documentary, part dreamscape. It is a record of my time in this magical place, and the inner landscapes I traversed while being buffeted by the Icelandic winter.
“[Emily’s film] expresses the reality of everyday life among the wonders of the awe-inducing Icelandic environment, which is beautifully described as a life where you dream more than you sleep.” – Ben Smick, Reykjavik Grapevine,