Íslenska

The Bountiful Land - Icelandic Food Tradition and Food History

Elín Methúsalemsdóttir and her family, from the old farm Bustarfell, take us through the history of Icelandic food traditions, from the settlement period to the present day. In the beginning, Icelandic cooking was characterized by scarcity, and Icelanders had to be extremely resourceful with the little that nature provided. Now, however, the Icelandic kitchen exists in the modern world, influenced by immigration, food tourism, and global trends in farming and cuisine.

About the film

  • Type
    Documentary
  • National Premiere Date
    October 17, 2019, Bíó Paradís
  • Length
    97 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Gósenlandið - íslensk matarhefð og matarsaga
  • International Title
    The Bountiful Land - Icelandic Food Tradition and Food History
  • Production Year
    2019
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, english subtitles

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