Tag Archives: Icelandic

Icelandic Drama ‘The County’ Scores Sales, Celebrates Its Rural Roots

“When you fall at the beginning of the journey, it will be a good journey,” says genial producer Grímar Jónsson of Netop Films, quoting an old Icelandic proverb. He’s referring to the emergency tooth extraction required by ace Estonian DP Mart Taniel (“November”) on the first day of the shoot of “The County,” the much-anticipated new film from “Rams” helmer ...

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Ed Sheeran Mistaken for Icelandic Man in Newspaper Obituary

Ed Sheeran is very much alive and well, contrary to what an Icelandic newspaper, Morgunblaðið, reported. The publication included a picture of Sheeran, 26, next to an obituary of an 82-year-old man named Svavar Gunnari Sigurðsson, who died on Dec. 19. The mix-up was noticed by a Twitter user who shared a snap of the article, which featured the “Perfect” crooner’s photo ...

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Retail Giants Capitalise on Booming Icelandic Economy

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A common complaint heard on the streets of Reykjavik — apart from the weather — is about prices. A standard burger will set you back as much as $ 20, while branded sneakers cost double what they sell for in the US. That’s about to change. Nearly eight years after McDonald’s pulled out of Iceland due to spiralling costs, international retail ...

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