Pop in Reykjavik
Pop in Reykjavik

Pop in Reykjavik

The film truly captures the brutal power and unique ambience of Icelandic popmusic treading the fine line between cult and classic.


Pop in Reykjavik is an indispensable documentary on the vibrant Icelandic pop scene. After Björk and the Sugarcubes paved the way, a number of bands are on the threshold of international fame (or oblivion) and this is a cross section of the best. Pop in Reykjavik is not merely a collection of excellent concert footage, but also includes a glimpse into the life of the artists, whether backstage, at the bar or in the bath! As a bonus, gay celeb Paul Oscar takes the audience on a hilarious tour of Reykjavik nightlife. The film truly captures the brutal power and unique ambience of Icelandic pop music, treading the fine line between Cult and Classic.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: October 27, 1998, Bíóborgin
  • Genre: Music
  • Length: 103 min.
  • Language: Icelandic, English
  • Original Title: Popp í Reykjavík
  • International Title: Pop in Reykjavik
  • Production Year: 1998
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Pop in Reykjavik
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with English sub. -



Company Credits


  • Filmfest Hamburg, Icelandic retrospective, 2011
  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 2000
  • Cinequest, San Jose F. Festival, 2000
  • Seventh Heaven Film Year, 2000
  • Berlin Film Festival Market, 1999
  • Natfilm Festival, 1999
  • Seattle Film Festival, 1999
  • Sao Paulo Film Festival, 1999
  • Stockholm Int. Film Festival, 1999
  • Northern Lights, 1999
  • Tallinn, Black Nights F. Festival, 1999

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 2000


  • 101 ehf., 1998 - VHS

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