Over a year ago, two girls were sharing a bottle of red wine in Prague while discussing their favourite moments from the Icelandic cult classic Sódóma Reykjavík. They really wanted to see the movie, right there and then in Prague, but much to their dismay it was nowhere to be found online. And so an idea was born.
I don’t actually know these girls, I just read their About Me page. I do, however, like their idea and what I like most is the fact that their services are not over-priced. Hurray for not trying to take advantage of people interested in Icelandic culture!
So the idea behind Icelandic Cinema Online is that now, unlike when the girls were on a bender in Prague, you can rent Icelandic movies online for 24 hours at a very reasonable price. They offer feature length films, shorts, documentaries, TV shows and even Icelandic music videos. The price ranges from nothing at all up to 4 Euros. Bargain!
Mondays are Music Mondays at Icelandic Cinema Online which means that every Monday they offer a free stream of something music related. Two weeks ago had a screening of Where is the Snow – a documentary about Iceland Airwaves – and today (run, you could still catch it) they were offering the legendary Rokk í Reykjavík
Their collection is still quite limited but they do offer must sees such as Dreamland (how I cried the first time I saw that scene with the duck) and the critically acclaimed Children and Parents. It goes without saying since the site is geared towards an English speaking crowd that all the films have English subtitles.
Hopefully Icelandic Cinema Online will grow and prosper. Go check them out!