Blaine Icelandic group to host film night

Published on Thu, Mar 3, 2011 by Rob Olason

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The Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society will host a free screening of the Icelandic film, “Seagull’s Laughter” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Blaine public library.  This is the second film in the Donald K. Johnson Icelandic Film Series, which was created by the Icelandic National League of North America in order to bring Icelandic films to Icelandic settlement areas in North America. Ten communities across the continent are participating in this program. Blaine is the only community in Washington currently participating.

Set in a remote Icelandic fishing village after World War II, “Seagull’s Laughter” is the tale of Freya, a young and beautiful widow of an American serviceman, who returns from the U.S. She brings her cosmopolitan ways to this isolated community and turns everyone’s lives upside down. Soon women are asserting their independence and while men are mysteriously dying. These strange events are seen through the eyes of an 11 year old girl, who views Freya as a possible Goddess of Love, or maybe a murderess.

Filled with a wry sense of humor, “Seagull’s Laughter” was Iceland’s submission to the 74th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film consideration.