A Song Called Hate

A Song Called Hate

Competition Documentaries, Iceland 2020, 90 Min., OV, engl. st

Hatari’s initial mission was to bring about the downfall of capitalism. But then the band became the Next Big Thing on the Icelandic music scene. In 2019, Hatari was chosen to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel – where it caused a scandal. But it was not because band members Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson, and Einar Hrafn Stefánsson came onstage in bondage outfits. Nor was it the provocative lyrics of their song “Hatrið mun sigra” (“Hatred Will Prevail”). What triggered a furore was their action at the prize ceremony where the band – in tenth place – waved a Palestinian flag at the camera … Was it an act of political intent or a PR stunt for their joint single with Palestinian singer Bashar Murad? In “A Song Called Hate”, we get a closer look at what drives the band’s musicians and what went on in Israel when they were offstage.

Director Anna Hildur

Screenplay Anna Hildur, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

Producer Anna Hildur

Production Company Tattarattat ehf, Lamdhagavegur 13, 113 Reykjavik, Web: tatt.is

World Sales LevelK ApS, Gl. Kongevej 137B, 3rd Fl., 1850 Frederiksberg C, Mail: niklas@levelk.dk, Web: www.levelk.dk

Cast Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson, Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, Einar Hrafn Stefánsson


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