Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs

2017 • 1h 10m

From the remotest northern village to the beautiful and desolate Westfjords via the buzzing bars of Reykjavik, Icelanders make up one of the most musical nations on earth. But why do these people, who have one of the highest rates of ensembles per capita in the world, choose to live in such difficult conditions? How does it affect their music-making? In Island Songs, the innovative and brilliant composer Ólafur Arnalds (BAFTA Award winner for Broadchurch) explores the vibrant artistic life of his fellow countrymen and women in a fascinating music/film portrait.