Lobster Soup

Every morning Krilli prepares the many ingredients of Bryggjan’s lobster soup, a tiny cafe in a small town in Iceland. Alli, Krilli’s brother, sits with the old fishermen, the last boxer of Iceland and a writer, who find, every day, a new solution for all the problems of the world. People from abroad come to Iceland to see the volcanoes, the ice and the genesis of the Earth. And now the tourists and the lava field seem to push the whole town more and more towards the sea. The Bryggjan cafe holds the port, clinging to the ground. It serves as a shelter on the last 3,000 square meters of buildable ground in the harbor for the locals of the town.

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    October 3, 2020, Bíó Paradís
  • International Premiere Date
    September 25, 2020, San Sebastian International Film Festival
  • Length
    95 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Lobster Soup
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Spain, Lithuania
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, English subs

Company Credits


  • 2020
    San Sebastian International Film Festival
  • 2020
    Reykjavík International Film Festival - RIFF
  • 2020
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2020
  • 2020
    DocsValència - Award: Won the Mirades award for best documentary
  • 2020
    Taipei Golden Horses Film Festival
  • 2020