Lobster Soup

Lobster Soup

Documentary, Spanien / Iceland / Lithuania 2020, 98 Min., icel. OF, engl. UT

Grindavík is a small city in southwest Iceland that lives from fishing. But the people here live for the Bryggjan café. The men hunker down in this old harbour dive every day to talk about the world. A jazz ensemble plays here regularly, and poems are read aloud. Writer and Cervantes translator Guðbergur Bergsson is a regular. Even tourists drop in, to taste the legendary lobster soup. The cafés operators are getting a bit long in the tooth, and the daily bustle is slowly becoming too much for them. So when they get an offer to buy the Bryggjan from two Reykjavík businessmen, it suits them fine … This jovial, yet melancholy portrait of a tavern and its patrons explores the community gathering spot as a social institution. This is where the dead are mourned and the living are celebrated. “Lobster Soup” is an homage par excellence to local pubs.

Director Pepe Andreu, Rafael Molés

Screenplay Pepe Andreu, Rafa Molés, Ólafur Rögnvaldsson, Arūnas Matelis

Producer Pepe Andreu, Rafael Molés, Ólafur Rögnvaldsson, Arūnas Matelis

Production Company SUICAfilms, Pasqual i Genís, 19 p.3, 46002 València, Mail: suicafilms@suicafilms.com, Web: www.suicafilms.com

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Cast Aðalgeir Jóhannsson, Kristinn Jóhannsson, Heiðar Ingi Aðalgeirsson, Björk Bergsdóttir, Guðbergur Bergsson, Friðrik Áskell Clausen, Óskar Guðjónsson, Þórgeir Guðmundsson

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