Just Like a Painting by Eggert Pétursson

“Just Like a Painting by Eggert Pétursson” is a documentary on the painter Eggert Pétursson. In moraines near Skaftafell Glacier and close to the Arctic Circle at Tröllaskagi peninsula we discover the film’s dynamic cornerstone on our trip through the Highlands. Our guide is botanist Thóra Ellen Thórhallsdóttir, who connects the dots between our experience of the Icelandic nature and the floral diversity of Eggert’s flower paintings.
Eggert is a conceptual artist with a realistic vision of form and structure, but the imagination is tied to interpretation and his own sense of painting. From his book of sketches, surrounded by a musical ode to Mother Nature, the flora’s perseverance and complexity matches the world of the painting while emphasizing the coexistence of these two worlds.

About the film

  • Type
  • International Premiere Date
    March 15, 2020, Stockfish Film Festival
  • Length
    74 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English, Finnish
  • Original Title
    Eins og málverk eftir Eggert Pétursson
  • International Title
    Just Like a Painting by Eggert Pétursson
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, English subs

Company Credits


  • 2020
    Stockfish Film Festival
  • 2020
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck