Rock in Reykjavik

Rock in Reykjavík gives a thorough overview of the powerful and expanding rock scene in Iceland. Most of the film consist of performances by a wide variety of rock-groups in various clubs and rehearsing places in Reykjavík during the winter 1981-82. There are also interviews with members of the groups representing different views on such features of the rock scene as sex, drugs and politics. 19 groups appear in the film, showing a remarkable range of styles and attitudes.

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    April 10, 1982
  • Genre
  • Length
    83 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Rokk í Reykjavík
  • International Title
    Rock in Reykjavik
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - DCP with English and German sub.-

Company Credits


  • 2021
    Nordic Film Days in Lübeck
  • 2016
    Taste of Iceland - Icelandic Film Festival, Boston
  • 2015
    Eurosonic, Groningen
  • 2014
    Pula Film Festival
  • 2014
    Avvantura Festival Film Forum Zadar
  • 2014
    Iceland Sounds & Sagas
  • 2013
    Musikfilm Festivalen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2012
    Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York
  • 2011
    Núna (Now) Film Festival, Manitoba
  • 2010
    Artfilmfest International Film Festival
  • 2010
    Summer Film School
  • 2009
    Scandinavian House
  • 2009
    Nordisk Panorama