Competition Documentaries, Iceland 2020, 74 Min., icel., fin., engl. OV, engl. st
It's always summer in Eggert Pétursson’s atelier. The Reykjavik-born artist paints nothing but flowers. He commits entire fields full of them from his native near-polar region to large-scale canvases, paintings that sometimes take years to complete. They are a riot of willow-herb and moss, lichen and ferns. His most recent work captures all the orchid species that grow in the country. His works are realistic and abstract depictions of nature that reveal a glimpse of paradise lost … The film follows Pétursson as he does research on the Skaftafell glacier, and visits an exhibition in Helsinki. It gives glimpses into his sketchbook, and his early work – Pétursson began painting flowers as a child. His work is esteemed equally by art connoisseurs and conservationists for the way it captures the entire variety and beauty of Arctic flora.
Director Gunnlaugur Þór Pálsson
Screenplay Gunnlaugur Þór Pálsson, Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir
Producer Gunnlaugur Þór Pálsson, Ólafur Rögnvaldsson
Production Company Sjónhending ehf104 Reykjavik, Mail: email@example.com
Festival Contact Icelandic Film Centre, Hverfisgata 54, 101 Reykjavik, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.icelandicfilmcentre.is
Cast Eggert Pétursson, Guðmundur Ingólfsson, Hulda Hjartardóttir, Ingólfur Arnarsson, Edda Jónsdóttir, Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir, Börkur Arnarson, Ólöf K Sigurðvardóttir, Ilona Anhava, Jyrki Siukonen
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